Circle of Security Parent Program

Do you sometimes feel lost about how to be a good parent or what exactly it is that your children need from you? Maybe you are interested in learning more about how to tune into your relationship with your child or improve your connection while still coping with all of your other responsibilities.

If any of these questions resonated with you, then you might consider signing up for a Circle of Security Parenting Program – a program that is all about how to strengthen and support secure parent-child relationships.

Read on for some more information on what the Circle of Security is and how it can benefit you and your child.

So, What is The Circle of Security Parenting Program?

The Circle of Security Parenting program is a relationship-based parenting program that is designed to enhance the attachment and emotional development of children.

This program is based on decades of research by leading industry experts who developed a framework to understand how children's emotional needs for security, exploration, and autonomy are met in the context of their relationships with their parents and/or caregivers.

Some of the key principles of the program include:

  • Help parents to understand their child's emotional needs.
  • Help parents to recognise and respond to their child's cues and behaviours
  • Encourage parents to create a safe and secure environment for their child, in which their child feels accepted, understood, and valued.
  • Enhance the development of the child’s self-esteem.
  • Teach parents how to set appropriate limits and boundaries for their child, while also being attuned to their child's emotional needs.
  • Help parents develop strategies for managing their own emotions and reactions to their child, to create a more positive and nurturing parent-child relationship.

What Does The Circle of Security Parent Program Involve?

The Circle of Security program is typically delivered in a group format over 8-10 weeks. The program is led by our trained facilitators who will guide parents through a series of interactive activities and discussions. There is a large focus on increasing parents’ understanding of their child's emotional needs and how to meet those needs in a supportive and responsive way.

Sessions will be hosted in a warm, confidential and relaxed environment allowing for personal reflections and group discussion during the class. In this safe space, you can share your struggles and parenting concerns, while learning from others experiencing similar challenges.

How Can The Circle of Security Parent Program Benefit Your Child?

During this parenting program, you will start to look beyond your children’s behaviour to identify and respond to their emotional needs.

Research has shown that children who have a secure attachment to their parents tend to have better emotional and social development, as well as better outcomes in areas such as mental health, academic achievement, and overall well-being.

By attending this program your child will experience:

  • Greater self-esteem and self-worth by helping your child feel more secure, accepted and loved
  • Better relationships with parents and/or caregivers. By teaching you how to recognise and respond to your child's emotional needs, the Circle of Security Program can help your child feel more secure in their relationship with you.
  • Encourage healthy social development. Children who have a secure attachment to their parents are more likely to feel confident and secure in their relationships with others, which can help them develop healthy social skills and relationships with their peers.
  • Enhanced school readiness. Studies have shown that children with secure attachments tend to feel more confident and capable, which can in turn lead to better outcomes in various areas of their lives.
  • An increased capacity to handle emotions. This program helps you understand the importance of attuning to your child's emotional needs whilst providing a supportive and nurturing environment. This can help your child learn how to regulate their emotions and develop healthy coping skills, which can be beneficial for their overall emotional well-being.

All About Kids and The Circle of Security Parenting Program

Overall, the goal of this program is to help you, as parents, to create a supportive and nurturing environment for your child, which can in turn promote your child's healthy emotional development and attachment to you.

At All About Kids, our trained team members offer group parenting classes that focus on the Circle of Security Parenting Program, allowing you to reap the numerous benefits of this program. Get in touch with our friendly team today to enquire about an appointment here.

Plus, if you would like to read more about how to understand your child’s thoughts and feelings, read more of our blogs here.

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