Empathy-Based Family Life with Hand in Hand Parenting: Craig Appel & Edwin Rutsch

Craig Appel is the Executive Director of Parenting by Connection that uses the Hand in Hand Parenting approach. They say, “Our mission is to provide parents with insights, skills, and support they need to listen to and connect with their children in a way that allows each child to thrive. We do this through easy-to-access support, classes, and literature. We offer vital information to help parents deal with issues from children biting and kids’ temper tantrums to learning issues and bullying on playgrounds and in schools.”

“I started to see that helping parents and changing the dynamic in the family and how children are raised is a huge leverage point for changing the world. Raising empathic children… has huge butterfly rippling effects in terms of changing the world…

We model the behaviour of listening with empathy, and that is how we help them grow into social and emotionally intelligent children.”

Sub Conference: Empathic Family