Hand in Hand Parenting Starter Class

Mum and boy in a vigorous snuggle

Roughhousing – Photo courtesy of Hand in Hand Parenting

Register Here if you are outside Australia
Register Here if you are in Australia or New Zealand

My next Call Group (six Calls) will start in February 2020.   You can register now, and get started on the Coursework, and join a Call when one fits your schedule.  You can also join my ongoing Support Calls while you wait.

Get support for your parenting without leaving home. Learn about the underlying emotional needs which drive children off-track. Get parent-tested, practical tools that you can use in your family to solve problems and build connection.  This Course offers a comprehensive picture of the Hand in Hand approach, combined with 6 weeks of Support Calls with Madeleine, a Hand in Hand Instructor of 30 years experience, delivered by video conferencing.


What is the Starter Class and what does it cost?
When are Madeleine’s next Call Groups starting?
How do I join a Support Call?
Want to get some help straight away?
What does the course cover?
What happens in an Online Starter Class?
What have parents said about Madeleine?


What is the Starter Class?

This is the foundation Hand in Hand course, offered through Hand in Hand Parenting (Palo Alto).  It introduces all 6 Listening Tools, and providing you with support via weekly phone based conference calls over six weeks to discuss your learning and questions.  Courses are delivered via online classroom.  You will need high speed internet access.

Who: Fathers, mothers and other carers of children aged 0-12 y.

Online classroom and six weeks of conference call with a small group of dedicated parents.  Once you have paid you will receive an invitation to the classroom.

When: Start the online component of the course anytime.  At some point within a year of joining the classroom, you will need to join one of my Call Groups for six weeks.

How long are the calls: Between 30 and 90 minutes, depending on the size of the group.  Plan on 90 mins.

Cost:  $347

My Next Call Group

Get started now on the coursework, and join me for six Calls starting in February 2020.

Feb March Call Group
Australia – Sydney Time: Mondays 12 noon Dates: 24/02, 2/03, shifting to 11am 9/3 to 30/
US/Canada – Pacific: Sundays 5:00 pm Dates: 2/23 to 3/29

May-June Call Group
Australia – Sydney Time: Mondays 10am Dates: 4th May-15 June (no Call on 25/5)
US/Canada – Pacific: Sundays 5:00 pm Dates: 3rd May – 14th  June (no Call on 24th May – Memorial Day)

How do I Join the Support Calls?

We use Zoom Conferencing. You can join with vision via your web browser or an app on your phone. You can also simply dial in using your phone. There are local dial-in numbers in many countries. Details will be provided after you have registered.

Want to get started straight away?

Do you wonder how to:

  • Set effective limits for your children?
  • Help your children learn?
  • Heal your children’s fears?
  • Deal with tantrums and crying?
  • Build support for yourself?

We teach several Listening Tools that, used together and over time, will build closeness and co-operation, and help you build support for yourself in the complex job of parenting

What will I get if I join this course?

  • join a small group of parents supporting each other to be the best parents they can be;
  • have immediate access to hours of wonderful, in-depth and well-structured video, broken into easily watchable segments, available for 6 months, to watch as many times as you want, at any time convenient to you;
  • receive electronic copy of the “Listening to Children” 9 booklet set covering children’s emotions, and comprehensive course manual. You will find you refer back to these long after the course;
  • participate in an online classroom where you can post discussions and have your questions answered;
  • join 6 weeks of live, personalised weekly phone calls with a small group of parents, lasting up to 90 minutes, led by Madeleine Winter, a Sydney-based Certified Hand in Hand Instructor with over 25 years experience, or other instructors around the world, at times convenient to you.

Register Here if you are outside Australia
Register Here if you are in Australia or New Zealand

Here’s what parents have to say about Madeleine, and the Course:

“I would describe this course as a life changing experience.  I went  into  this  class  thinking  that  my  family  life  was  about  as  good  as  it  could  get.    Little  did  I  know  that  parenting  didn’t have  to  feel  like  my  life  was  being  drained  out  of  me.    Thanks  to  my  listening  partners  and  my  new  listening  tools,  my relationship  with  my  son  is  better  than  I  ever  thought  possible.    And  I  finally  have  energy  left  over  to  take  care  of  myself!”  Mother of 9 year old boy.


Madeleine Scott Winter

Madeleine Winter, Parenting by Connection Instructor

“It’s working! What you’ve suggested is actually helping me not only understand these unique little people but it seems to work well with my husband too! And for the first time in ages I’ve been enjoying parenting. This is a huge shift. Thank you.” Mother of 4 year old twins and 5 year old

“I really enjoyed having Madeleine as my instructor for the Hand In Hand Starter Class. She was willing to take time with each participant on the call and did so with an authentic, caring attitude. She offered suggestions to enhance the Hand In Hand techniques specific to each situation. I learned a lot about myself and my child in her class.”  A parent taking the online Starter Class.

“I found Madeleine to be warm, organised, able to answer questions clearly, thoughtful, respectful, professional and authentic.” A father taking the online Starter Class

Unless otherwise stated, this content is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. Free for reuse as long as you credit the author. See our copyright page for details.
© 2019 by Madeleine Winter.

The photo featured  above Is called “Snuggle“, courtesy of Hand in Hand Parenting, Palo Alto.


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