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Parenting by Connection


  • Is consistent with attachment research and 35 years of practice

  • Teaches unique Parenting by Connection listening tools that will help you be better connected to your child. 

  • Will help you love, care and support your child in the way you've always wanted to. 


The Parenting by Connection Starter Class will develop your ability to


  • Understand your child

  • Read your child's behaviour

  • Predict difficult moments

  • Respond in  ways that lift the persistent difficulties from your life together. 

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. 


You’ll learn


  • 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 your child’s emotions work

  • How to heal your child’s fears

  • How to help an angry child become playful and compassionate


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

The Starter Class is designed for parents, caregivers, grandparents, professionals in child care and children's education.








Watch Hand in Hand founder, Patty Wipfler, discuss the instinct to connect.













Connection builds sound judgment

















We look forward to helping you on your journey to greater connection and cooperation in your family. The Parenting by    Connection Team, Australia





Parenting by Connection Starter Classes

6 weeks


Course Duration: 6 weekly classes

Cost: $313 AUD 

                        $520 AUD Couples

          Both fees above include one set of course materials - Course Guide and 9 Listening to Children booklet

“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.”

“I took a Building Emotional Understanding (now the Starter Class) parenting 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


“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!”

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