Patty Wipfler

child/parent advocate and founder of Hand in Hand

Patty Wipfler is the mother of two sons, and the Founder and Director of Hand in Hand, a nonprofit organization serving parents and professionals working with parents and children. She has written two curricula for parents, “Building Emotional Understanding” and “Tantrum Training,” written booklets that have sold over 600,000 copies in ten languages, and trains parents and professionals in Parenting by Connection, an approach based on her 35 years of work with parents and children in the US and 22 other countries. Over 60 of her articles and audio podcasts are available at

Selected Publications