Heidi discovered Hand in Hand after searching for a parenting approach that was in alignment with her belief that children deserve to be treated with respect and kindness and that they need a trusted caregiver to share their big feelings with. Heidi says, “After a traumatic birth with my son and a challenging first year of adjusting to motherhood, I was searching for a parenting approach that would help me become the parent I wanted to be. I read many books and researched online. When I finally found Hand in Hand Parenting, I knew I had found the tools I needed to be profoundly connected and present in my mothering. It became clear to me that by learning to parent our children peacefully and respectfully, we could begin to change the world for the better. The Listening Tools are really life changing! I was able to find support for myself which made me better able to support my son emotionally.” Parenting is a big job, and Heidi believes that we all deserve support along the way. She is passionate about sharing the Hand in Hand tools with parents and offers talks, classes, and support groups to her community [(Click here for list of events)](https://www.handinhandparenting.org/?s=Heidi&post_type=event). You can see some of the blog posts and articles that [Heidi has written on our website here](https://www.handinhandparenting.org/?s=Heidi&post_type=post). You can also reach her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Heidi lives in Petaluma, CA with her husband and son. Currently she and her husband own a family acupuncture clinic and she is co-founder, musician and teacher with Animal Music, a popular kid’s music program on a farm near her home.