Helping Your Child with Aggressive Behavior Online Class


On-line classes and literature products are 25% off when you join the Hand in Hand Parent Club


On-line classes and literature products are 25% off when you join the Hand in Hand Parent Club

Preview this class

Listen as Patty Wipfler explains this powerful approach

What you'll learn

  • Understand the root causes of my child's aggression
  • Feel more confident as a parent as I learn to stop my child from hitting, kicking, biting, yelling and other violent tendencies
  • Concrete tools to address aggression, that I can share with other adults in my child's life
  • How strengthen my child’s connection with me, building cooperation and warmth back to the forefront of our relationship
  • Why my child who hits is a scared child, and I will learn how to help them work through those fears so they aren’t so easily triggered
  • A powerful support tool to help my child work their way through difficult feelings that lead to challenging behaviors
  • How to help my child work through fears so they aren't so easily triggered
  • About the experiences that lead to aggressive behavior and how to handle them in the middle of a meltdown

What you'll get

  • 15 Instructional Videos (15-20 min each for easy retention)
  • Instant access to class videos and reading materials
  • 9 “Listening to Children” e-booklets ($24 value)


  • No previous knowledge required – You will be taken step by step through the different concepts, models and techniques presented in the course
  • No specific materials are needed for this course. Taking notes is recommended


Aggressive behaviors in a child can leave you stressed, embarrassed, and understandably frustrated.

The good news is that there are simple things you can do at home to calmly and patiently curb aggressive behavior. The Hand in Hand Parenting tools in this class give you everything you need to get started on a more peaceful household today, if your child:

  • Lashes out at others
  • Hits, scratches, or bites himself or herself
  • Tries to hurt you when upset
  • Gets in trouble at playdates, school or daycare

This approach and these tools are especially helpful for children who have had challenging early experiences such as a difficult birth, invasive medical treatment, or significant separations from a caregiver. When children’s hitting arises out of the fear experienced during these kinds of challenging events, an approach that fosters connection, co-regulation of emotions, and warm limits is critical.


I was so sad when my kids were not getting along and my oldest was hitting and biting, particularly because I had read so many books and was from the beginning practicing attachment parenting and positive discipline. After my first try using what I learned in this class they played together. I mean, really, they played together. They had never done that. That was the beginning of an amazing shift in their relationship and in my relationship with my daughter.

 – An Amazed Mom in Texas

In just a few weeks, we have noticed an incredible shift in our whole family dynamic. Thank you for giving me the idea and permission to play with my son in silly ways. It felt so good to know it is okay to play with my kids! We were both happy and that connected feeling carried over to him helping cook dinner, share with his baby sister, and go to sleep easily. Really amazing stuff!

– A mother of two, Portland, Oregon

Read this mother's story of how the class allowed her young daughter to make a remarkable change.


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