Hand in Hand Parenting Network

Where parents, caregivers & educators gather to build resilient families and supportive communities


Hand in Hand Parenting is an evidence-based approach structured around five trauma-informed tools that foster warm, responsive, respectful relationships. Our Tools help families, caregivers and educators build a stronger parent-child connection. This strong emotional bond is the hallmark of happy, well-adjusted families. It’s also the soundest way to a better society.

A secure caregiver-child relationship is the foundation for healthy development.                          - Gray, SAO, Forbes, D, Briggs-Gowan MJ, & Carter AS, 2015


Commit to changing the world of parenting

Every moment you spend parenting is a moment spent doing work that’s vital, important, and that has lasting value. We need to remind one another often: parenting is vital. It’s real work. It’s complex work. It takes many millions of moments to nurture a child; We hope you’ll remember the importance of your work, and that you will help the parents around you remember, too. - Patty Wipfler, Founder, Hand in Hand Parenting

As a parent, caregiver, educator or professional, you may be feeling isolated, under-resourced, and burned out. Children are experiencing big feelings and behaviors that can be challenging. When we feel overwhelmed or stressed, it's hard to connect and provide the support children need.

For over 30 years, Hand in Hand Parenting has been on a world-wide mission to help parents and professionals build a stronger parent-child connection while providing the emotional support needed to do this important job.

We are committed to supporting you in learning, implementing and mastering the Hand in Hand approach through community, classes and resources. To get started, join the Hand in Hand Network. Then choose your community and level of support from a Menu of Programs and Services such as:

  • Free Hand in Hand Basics - a 5 Tools Mini-Course, plus daily inspiration and resources
  • Parent Club Community  - Weekly Support calls, Coaching-on-Demand and a vibrant Discussion Group
  • Work with a Certified Instructor in our foundational Starter Class.   
  • Find Self-Guided Classes and Listening To Children Booklets.  
  • Training for Professionals, Early Childhood Educators and for those who wish to become a Certified Instructor. 
Know where you are headed? A specific class or program?

Start by creating an account and choose the Hand in Hand Network. Then return to the Welcome email  from your Instructor. Click on the LINK in that email so that we may WELCOME you to your class. Questions?  [email protected]

Hand in Hand is offering a Network of Resources to help make your parenting and professional work easier and a little more fun

Within our Network of experienced Instructors, supportive peers, effective courses and powerful Listening Tools, you'll develop confidence as you deepen your connection to the children in your life, resulting in more peace and cooperation in your family and community. We are here for you - especially when child-raising gets hard - and we are committed to making it a little easier, even more fun!

Just want to thank you for the incredibly respectful way you have interacted with me and for all the information and resources you have shared. I'm really happy to have found a place where I feel welcomed and accepted.
Many thanks - Parent Club Community Mom, UK


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