Surely Parenting Shouldn't Be This Hard?
Bedtime just took 4 hours again and you’re still not convinced they’re asleep. Perhaps your child won’t eat anything but white starch. Or you have a preteen who’s getting lost in video games and snapchat.
And why is it that your cherub behaves beautifully at school and transforms into a monster at home? You are the one facing tooth-brushing meltdowns, babysitter biting, visitations from the night banshee, sibling spitathons...
Secretly, you wish you could go back to the job you hated rather than face another day with your kids.
Over a year in and out of lockdown has done nothing to lighten the load - if anything, issues that were lurking in the background have come out into the spotlight.
Whatever specific challenges you’re facing in your parenting, you are tired of it feeling so hard, worried how your kids are going to turn out if this carries on and you’re ready for someone - ANYONE - to lighten your load
“My little girl wouldn’t leave the house without us dragging her out kicking and screaming, it was controlling our lives and now she goes and plays outside.”
“Things are really different. I don’t feel so panicked and actually I can get through this. Things have really shifted for my eldest daughter and I think she feels more loved.”
Signs You Need This
“The difference between me at the beginning of this course and me now is NIGHT and DAY!”
“This course has been unbelievable, life changing. I wish everyone would have the chance to do this”
How do you Wish Parenting Could Be?
It’s the simple things that make the biggest difference - like the fact that you get enough sleep. Or that you and your co-parent aren’t endlessly arguing about how to parent.
You even have energy left at the end of the day for self-care. Or to just enjoy being a family. Who knew?!
Imagine knowing that you can leave the house without someone crying. Or your kids brush their hair or do their homework without you even asking.
Better still, you have actual strategies in your back pocket for your kid’s trickiest behaviour. And they work!
“This course has has such a profound influence on me. I found it through desperation... All the things that were wrong I now feel the opposite about.
It’s changed my view of the world. It’s built bridges... It’s enabled me to crack my little safe shell and start growing into the person I want to be.
It’s brought me to real, unconditional love and my daughter is blossoming – she’s singing and dancing and she tells me she loves me.”
Enter: The Hand In Hand Parenting Starter Class
This 10-week online class is a revolutionary, cutting-edge, progressive parenting paradigm designed to help you tap into the power of connection in profound ways.
You’ll see your parenting struggles through new eyes and restore your kids to be the sweet, smart, loving beings they really are.
Re-establish laughter and build an atmosphere of respect and co-operation in your family through a trauma-informed, therapeutic parenting approach that sits in line with current neuroscience.
What our Relieved Parents are Saying
“After almost 15 months E is finally able to put P down for naps and night without me! I don’t have words to express the feeling of freedom I got! She also sleeps through the night pretty consistently which is amazing too! We thought we would just have one child but in the last few weeks things were so amazing and we felt so empowered that we thought we would maybe have a second baby!”
Communications specialist, Montréal, Canada
“I have been able to really let go and play with my children with such lightness and freedom - and also to work on issues with an amazing clarity of mind. You have helped me see glimpses of the best version of myself and I am so very grateful. I have been able to come to terms with many aspects of my past and our home is happier and more relaxed! You should be on the NHS prescription list!”
Finance Manager, Berkshire, UK
“The course has been amazing. All the other parenting courses I’ve done have been so cerebral and this was so simple and just made sense. My husband says he sees me relating differently to my children. I’m being more ME, more authentic and more respectful. I believe the more people who know about these tools and use them, the better for all our children and our world!”
Single-parent of 10 and 7yo, Bristol, UK
Haul your exhausted mama / papa ass to this course and you'll
Upcoming Starter Class dates:
6 October - 8 December 2021
We'll meet weekly on Wednesdays from 11am - 1.15pm UK time for the Huddle and Parent Pods
Dates to note
Bursary applications close midnight UK on 22 September
Bookings close midnight UK on 29 September
What You Get
I get it: you’re bombarded
So many options.
What do you choose?
Play therapy, martial arts, child psychotherapist, a CAMHS referral? How can you know what will actually work for your family?
Can a 10-week course possibly solve EVERYTHING?!
I’m so confident that I can help you that I offer an
100% Moneyback Guarantee
You need to attend all the calls, watch the videos and do the homework. If you give everything we throw at you a fair go and you HAVEN’T made noticeable progress I’ll happily give you a 100% refund.
In five years, only one person has asked.
Here's what we'll do...
Group Q&A Calls
This is where we gather on a live call to integrate the insights experientially in a large group and in smaller pods with one or two other parents just like you. There’s something super powerful about realising you are not alone with any of this: when you get to ask your burning questions at the end you’ll be amazed how many others share the same issues. Wednesdays @ 11am (UK) for 60 mins
The Parent Pod
Small Group Support Calls
You probably don’t realise it but this is what you’ve been waiting for: an experienced facilitator (Roma, Alice or Vaishnavi) giving you individual attention for your particular family’s issues and 6 pairs of kind ears ready to listen to your fears, frustrations and concerns. You’re gonna wonder how you ever survived life without this kind of magic. (Read more in the FAQ below, 'How do Parent Pods work?')
Wednesdays @ 12.15pm (UK) - 60 mins. The Parent Pods follow on after the Huddle, with time for a cuppa in between
Online Self-Study Videos
Get ready to scrape your jaw off the floor (along with the jam and toast) as the “Aha!” moments from the Founder of Hand in Hand Parenting, Patty Wipfler land thick and fast. You’re gonna get so hooked on this lady’s illuminating videos, you’ll be watching it on the loo or while washing up. You’ll find the time, we promise. Approx 70 mins per week
The Family Lab
Learning on the Job
Yep, you’ll be experimenting with new practical tools from day one. You’re gonna try stuff out and come back and tell us what worked (Hallelujah!) and get tips and tweaks if it didn’t go quite to plan. You’ll remember how to play and have a lot of fun - and realise that this is how parenting can be. For keeps! Approx 30 mins per week
The Parent Sanctuary
Private Online Community
You get access to the community of parents who are also taking this course. This will be hosted in a private Facebook group. Apart from other things, this is where you get to hang out and chat, probably make lifelong friends and, best of all, share your wins!
In this video I speak about how isolated, desperate and ashamed I felt with a violent, self-harming and constantly triggered and anxious young child.
I was doing my best to hold it together through willpower but became so stressed I started losing it at my child. And where I needed extra understanding and support from family and friends I experienced judgment and avoidance.
Nothing was helping. Not paediatricians, not clearing geopathic stress and nothing in between! Scouring the internet for answers, I found Hand In Hand and began the journey towards reclaiming my child and our lives.
My mission is to share this with other struggling parents. There IS hope. Life can be wonderful again!