The Parenting by Connection Starter Class will build your ability to understand your child, read his behaviour, predict difficult moments and respond in ways that lift the persistent difficulties from your life together.
Consistent with attachment research and 35 years of practice, you'll learn the 6 unique Parenting by Connection listening tools that will help you feel better connected to your child and to other parents, and help you love and help your child the way you've always wanted to.
The class is interactive and you will be practising what you learn between classes and learning from other parent's experience. Class size is limited.
The Starter Class is designed for parents, caregivers, grandparents, professionals in child care and children's education.
“I cannot say enough how doing the Starter Class has changed my life. There is an overall change where people are commenting on how much more comfortable in her own skin and content my 5 year old daughter is and how she has overcome her fears. Despite twice yearly visits to the coast my daughter was terrified of the sea. Through Special Time and Staylistening, she literally runs into the ocean and we spend hours playing in the waves.”
Watch Hand in Hand founder, Patty Wipfler, discuss the instinct to connect.
Connection builds sound judgment
How your child’s emotions work
The six tools needed to raise a happy, well-rounded child
The common causes of crying and its benefits
Why your child throws tantrums and how you can respond to them
How to heal your child’s fears
How to help an angry child become playful and compassionate
“I took a Building Emotional Understanding (now the Starter) class to improve my parenting. Little did I know just how much it would improve my life. Had anyone ever told me that a different approach to parenting would make being mum more fun and help me to stand up and take action in difficult situations confidently, securely and bravely, I would have thought them joking This has been my experience, in less than 6 months.” – Tara McCay, Arizona
You will experience:
An opportunity to transform your parenting and your family
Reduced parenting stress
A warm co operative family atmosphere you want to share with your children
“I’m usually tired after work, a long day, and my attention flags. I wondered whether I would make it through the 6 weeks, but I feel so energized. I feel a lot more confident being a parent now. My relationship with my children is so much better. I called my wife in Singapore to tell her how great I was doing with the kids while she was away, and she told me she was too tired to listen, but I told her “You have to hear this! I’m a Superdad! I have to tell you what’s been happening!”
We look forward to helping you on your journey to greater connection and co-operation in your family.
The Parenting by Connection Team, Australia
Six, weekly classes of 2.0 hour to 2.5 hours - depending on class size.
*prices include one set of course materials - 9 Booklets and 1 Course Guide