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Welcome to Hand In Hand Workshops

Kirsten Nottleson has been working and playing with parents and child care staff for over 17 years. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education, has presented at national, state, and local conferences, and on a radio talk show. She was a preschool teacher for seven years and has worked extensively with families with substance abuse issues. She is passionate about play and emotional connection. 

She has been married for 13 years, and is the proud mama of two boys. She understands that parents want their children to be happy and healthy, and have good lives. She sees that most parents are working under significant stress, with insufficient support. She helps parents understand their own history, build the support network they need, and add playfulness to their family life in order to parent more consciously and effectively.


Hand in Hand Workshops offers a variety of workshops for parents and teachers with a focus on nurturing the relationship between children and caregivers. Topics include Play, Discipline, Sibiling and Social Issues, Development, Classroom and Home Environment, Connection, Brain Science, Emotional Safety and Release, Laughter, Creativity, and Attachment.