Patty Wipfler was born, raised and educated in California, and is the mother of two sons. The focus of her work since 1974 has been teaching basic listening and parenting skills to parents and early childhood educators, and supporting parents’ leadership in their families and communities. In 1989, she founded the non-profit parent-led organization that has evolved into Hand in Hand Parenting. She has written booklets, produced videotapes and audiotapes, and has written over 100 articles on the principles and benefits of listening parent-to-parent and parent-to-child. Her book and booklets. Her booklets have been translated into 11 languages, and her book: Listen: Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges, written with Tosha Schore, is in print in six languages, Hand in Hand Parenting is currently taught by about 90 active Instructors on six continents, and online for parents from anywhere in the world.
Patty lives in Palo Alto, California. More information about her and the Hand in Hand Parenting approach can be found online at HandinHandParenting.org.