Parenting by Connection
Online Master Class

Parent from a new perspective

 14 – 22 April, 2020 | Web Conference | Join us from anywhere

For the third year in a row, we at Tanshi2a are proud to bring you another amazing “Parenting by Connection” event in collaboration with Hand in Hand Parenting.

This year we will be hosting
Patty Wipfler
The Founder and Director of Hand in Hand Parenting

The class will take place Online from Tuesday 14th, April to Wednesday 22nd, April

This master class offers to offer you a unique opportunity to acquire the skills and tools to build meaningful connection, and the chance to join a community that will help and support you. These skills are especially valuable during times of crisis.

Detailed Programme




(Dubai Time)


Webinar #1

Tuesday (April 14th)

8pm- 11pm

·       Group Welcome and Introduction

·       Introduction to Hand in Hand and Core ideas

·       Connection, Listening, Intelligence

·       Listening Partnership

Support Session #1

Wednesday (April 15th)


Support group

Webinar #2

Thursday (April 16th)


·       How Children’s Emotions Work

·       How to Build a Closer Connection


Friday (April 17th)




Saturday (April 18th)



Support Session #2

Sunday (April 19th)


Support Group

Webinar #3

Monday (April 20th)


·       Why Children’s Behaviour Goes “Off Track”

·       Building Confidence through Laughter

Support Session #3

Tuesday (April 21st)


Support Group

Webinar #4

Wednesday (April 22nd)


·       Preteens and Teens

·       Supporting Children with Medical Procedures

·       Ending

Who will benefit from this master class?

Whether you are new to the Parenting by Connection approach, or you are experienced with the connection tools, this online Master Class is designed to support you on your parenting journey.

We believe that parents are natural leaders within their families and their communities. When parents truly understand how to listen and connect with their children, they can raise a generation of involved, creative, visionary problem-solvers who will transform the world.

Join us today and be part of a world of warm, loving families where parents are supported and responsive to their children’s needs, fears, hopes, and dreams.

More About Patty

The Founder and Director of Hand in Hand Parenting

Since 1974, the focus of Patty’s work has been teaching basic listening, parenting, and leadership skills to parents. In 1989, she founded the non-profit Parents Leadership Institute, which evolved into Hand In Hand Parenting.

The author of Listen: Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges, Patty also authored the Building Emotional understanding and Understanding Tears and Tantrums courses, which have transformed the lives of thousands of parents and children in the U.S. and abroad. Her many booklets, videotapes, audiotapes, podcasts, and articles bring the principles and benefits of Parenting by Connection to parents around the world. Her materials are currently published in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese; several other languages will be added soon.

A frequent speaker at global parenting conferences, Patty has a wealth of experience from supporting thousands of families around the world. She has led over 400 workshops for families in the US and in 23 countries.

Holding the space for you with Patty:

Shaheen Merali

Certified Parenting by Connection Instructor, UK

Born in Dubai to East-African parents with Indian origin, she moved to the US in her teens and then to the UK in her twenties. She has a degree in Psychology and more recently, a diploma in Montessori teaching.

Shaheen currently lives in the UK (Hertfordshire area) and offers in-person courses, as well as day seminars. She has also travelled to the USA and Canada to deliver workshops, and is due to venture into East Africa too!

Anisa AlSharif

Certified Parenting by Connection Instructor, Founder of Tanshi2a

A Conscious Parenting Educator, Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Tanshia. Anisa is also a trained CTI Co-Active Coach and a Social Policy Expert.

She is passionate about family issues, child development and education.

She holds a master’s degree in international social policy from Bath University in the UK, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from UAE University. An experienced speaker, Anisa has participated in high-level government events and conferences.

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More about Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand Parenting has been one of the leading global authorities on positive parenting for over 20 years. The non-profit group provides parents with insights, skills, and support they need to listen to and connect with their children in a way that allows them to thrive. This is done through easy-to-access support, classes, and literature. For more information, please visit

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