Ready to cultivate the joy of connection?

If you’re a parent, an educator or someone who cares about children and wants to connect with them deeply and respectfully, then you’re in the right place.

About Tanshi2a

Anisa  Al Sharif

Founder of Tanshi2a

“When we provide people who care for children with the right support, they have the potential to change the world, one child at a time.”

Who We Are?

A Dubai-based social enterprise, Tanshi2a (which means ‘nurture’ in Arabic) raises awareness of child-centered approaches and Conscious Parenting practices in the Arab world. We do this by encouraging effective communication, positive relationships, and respect for children.

Through our programs and services, we’re bringing the world’s leading research and practices in positive parenting, education, and well-being to the Middle East.

Children can surmount huge hurdles when they know, and feel, that they are loved and accepted, feelings and all. When we listen, we build their emotional resilience, we power their minds

Patty Wipfler

Founder of Hand in Hand Parenting, Hand In Hand

Programs & Services

We believe in raising emotionally healthy children by using child-centred approaches to parenting and learning. Because we believe that parents need the most support and our focus is on Arab communities, we started by offering these tried and tested approaches to Arab parents.

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Circles of Love

A free support group for Arab parents, Circles of Love helps to establish solid family ties. We meet once a month to discuss effective Positive and Conscious Parenting techniques. We share our experiences and explore our feelings about parenting challenges in a safe, non-judgmental environment. These meetings will give you the chance to rethink your priorities and recharge your energy.


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One to One Coaching

It's not easy making the transition to Conscious Parenting, especially if this approach is very different to the way you were parented. It helps to have someone who can listen to you, and help you identify your values and focus on your objectives.


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Parenting by Connection Workshops

The Parenting by Connection program is based on 5 practical tools developed by the leading parenting organization Hand in Hand. These tools, which have helped thousands of parents around the world, were developed based on 30 years of helping families tackle everyday challenges in a gentle yet effective manner.


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Study Groups

These small groups of 8-10 people meet once a week for 6 weeks to study Hand in Hand's Parenting by Connection book, 'Listen'.


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Coffee mornings

We meet in a child-friendly venue for an informal discussion about parenting-related issues. Each time, we'll have an interesting guest speaker.


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We serve the community thanks to the support of these carefully chosen partners who share our vision and passion. Here’s a chance to get to know them!

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