Learning with and from other parents is a great way to feel the support of community, sharpen your parenting skills, and share in the challenges and successes of family life. I facilitate ongoing support groups, one-time events, and classes rooted in the Hand in Hand Parenting approach. For additional details about my offerings and Hand in Hand, please visit the groups section of my FAQ page.
Weekly Parenting Support Group for Fathers
Fridays, 12-1pm US Pacific This weekly group is for fathers to connect and exchange advice- and judgment-free listening support about issues related to parenting. Groups meet weekly by Zoom and include time for discussion and listening support. Discussion themes center on the needs of the parents in the group but might include: setting limits and building cooperation, helping a child with anxiety or aggression, responding to tears and tantrums, sibling rivalry, supporting neurodivergent children, and having compassion for ourselves. Space is limited to four participants to ensure everyone is supported well. The cost is $30 per meeting, paid monthly in advance. Please contact me if you are interested in joining.
FREE Dads Connect - Hand in Hand Parenting
Second Saturdays - Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept., & Nov. 11AM Seattle, 2PM New York, 7PM London Dads Connect is a FREE semi-monthly event, facilitated by myself and other Certified Hand in Hand Instructors, to support fathers around the globe on their parenting journey. At each meeting, participants have the opportunity to connect with other dads, ask parenting questions, and get listening support in small groups. We focus on using Hand in Hand's 5 Listening Tools to meet everyday parenting challenges. No previous experience with Hand in Hand is necessary! Register at handinhandparenting.org/for-dads/
Hand in Hand Parenting 6-Week Course
NOTE: I am not currently offering this course. Please email me if you would like to be notified of future classes. This six-week class will introduce you to five concrete parenting tools, backed by developmental neuroscience and attachment research, that can transform how you relate to your children. These connection-based "Listening Tools" from Hand in Hand have helped parents around the world build more connection, cooperation, and joy in their relationships with their children. In this class you will develop the skills to: -- Decode children's "off-track" behaviors as signals for help and bids for connection. -- Respond better to tears, tantrums, defiance, aggression, and other common parenting challenges. -- Set limits with warmth and authority before becoming frustrated and "losing it." -- Utilize the power of play to lift your children's fears, restore their confidence, and win their cooperation. -- Reduce your parenting stress by exchanging advice-free listening support with other parents. This course includes an online classroom with short videos and readings organized into manageable weekly at-home assignments. A weekly Zoom meeting gives participants a chance to connect with each other, ask questions, and receive consultation and support. Weekly meetings are 60-90 minutes long, depending on the number of participants.