Circle of Security Parenting

A Well Attached Child Is Secure

Circle of Security Parenting educates parents on healthy attachment; what it is, why it is important and how to achieve it. This style of parenting was developed by Kent Hoffman, Glen Cooper and Bert Powell in the 1980s and is based on John Bowlby’s research on child/mother attachment.

Many factors influence how you parent, with research showing that offering ways to be with your children when they are distressed, angry, happy, or sad can enable them to feel safe and secure and provide an essential gateway to their well being, both in their childhood and also into their future.

Even if you had a healthy and well attached relationship with your primary care-giver, attending this program can deepen awareness of how you provide nurturing to your child.

In this program, you will learn how to communicate and most importantly how to reflect on your relationship with your child, what gets in the way of you being with your child, how to recognise these times and manage them so they no longer hinder your parenting.

If you have tried or are still trying to be the perfect parent, STOP! This creates tension in your parenting, frustration and self criticism. This program is full of practical suggestions and helps to build your self awareness and confidence so you can continue to support a secure and well attached child as they grow through the different stages of their childhood.

You already have what is necessary to be a good parent. You are hard wired to form a close and lasting attachment with your child.  Through secure attachment your child can feel safe, cared for and emotionally well supported as they navigate the complexity of lifes’ experiences.

This program can be delivered as private sessions to one or both parents or to small groups of parents and grandparents. It is targeted at parents/caregivers who have children aged between 4 months to 6 years of age, and is also easily adapted to older children, including teenagers. The program runs for 1.5hrs each week for 8 weeks. 



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11 Brixton Street Cottesloe, 6011
Perth WA

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