Instructors List

ty-linda-headshotFounders of Parenting From The Heart

Linda and Ty Hatfield
Huntington Beach, CA

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lynette-andersonLynette Anderson, Hilltop Preschool Director

Fountain Valley, CA

Lynette began her early childhood career caring for children in her home-based childcare service. Moving on after many years, she received her certificate in Early Childhood Education through UCLA Extension and started teaching at Hilltop as a Pre-K teacher in 1999. In 2003 she became the school’s director and has since been providing Hilltop with a unique community and child-based spirit. She was certified to teach Parenting From The Heart curriculum in 2009 and teaches the course to a majority of the parents working at her co-op preschool.

Lynette resides in Fountain Valley with her husband Bob and their 3 children.

Next course dates are:  January 20th – February 24th, 2017 – 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Fridays

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LeeGiacaloneLee Giacalone, Heart2Heart Parenting – Chicago

Naperville & Chicago, Illinois


As a life enthusiast with an open mind and heart, Lee Giacalone has had many transformative experiences. Her family migrated from Vietnam to the US when she 15 years old. She spent her teen years attended high school in Ohio and graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Economics.

Over a span of 15+ years after college, Lee had a successful career in Health and Welfare Benefits, working for a few Fortune 100 companies in California. In 1997 Lee left her six-figure Corporate America career to be a stay-at-home mom.

In 2010, overwhelmed with raising two pre-teen boys, Lee enlisted the help of a Parenting Coach. Through the Parenting From The Heart Curriculum, Lee learned how to be a heart-centered parent, build heartfelt connections with her children and create a peaceful and happy home for her family. Because this parenting philosophy has positively
affected her life, Lee wanted to share it with other parents. In 2012 Lee was recommended and became a Certified Parent Educator with Parenting From The Heart.

Lee quickly realized that the same relationship-building tools for parents could be applied to other relationships as well. In October 2013 Lee received training from the world-renowned Gottman Institute and became part of a small group of worldwide people who were authorized to teach Dr. Gottman’s Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work
class. Based on Dr. John Gottman’s 40 years of research and his best selling book of the same name, the class teaches couples relationship skills. Lee also completed levels 1 and 2 of the Gottman Method Couples Therapy Clinical Training Program. Lee is also a certified Life Coach and a member of Quantum Success Coaching Academy (QSCA) since October 2013.

Lee has contributed her services to local organizations such as 360 Youth Services, Parents Matter Too and Waubonsie Valley High School. Lee and her husband John have been married for 18 years. In addition to their two fun and loving boys, they have a Bichon Poodle named Cookie. Lee’s personal motto is “If I could do it, you can too!”

An aspiring writer, Lee is currently working on her book, The Trailblazers Club.

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