Are you concerned about your children’s behaviours, and unsure about what to do?
Would you like to build a closer relationship with your children, but worry that too much attention will “spoil” them?
How do we learn to be the best possible parents to our children, when they don’t come with instruction manuals? Or do they?
We all have those moments of frustration when we feel our children are being annoying and attention seeking. What if I said their behaviours are their way of seeking connection rather than attention, and once you learn to read the signals, you won’t be able to miss them?
The Circle of Security is an internationally recognised parenting program, designed to help parents to understand their children’s behaviours and build closer relationships through experiential learning.
Rather than “teaching” parents, and devising strategies to “control” children’s behaviour, such as imposing consequences, using “reward” charts and “time-out”, Rosalind will help you to modify behaviours through understanding what your children might be trying to communicate through their behaviours.
The course is suitable for families with children aged 0 to 8 years, particularly toddlers and pre-schoolers. You will watch short video segments before being invited to share your experiences and participate in group discussions (but only if you feel comfortable doing this, there is no compulsion to participate).
There are some great little animations on the Circle of Security website that offer more information about the benefits of relationship-based parenting.
“We definitely recommend this course to everyone and anyone.”
“It has been helping us heaps.”
“We’re definitely seeing changes in our daughter’s behaviour.”
“Every parent should do this.”
“Thank you for changing our lives.”
“When I completed the course today, I realised that my relationship with my son would forever be closer than it was before I started. Kids needs are truly universal, they all need to feel safe. The Circle of Security course has taught me how to help my child achieve this feeling of security. Every parent wants an enduring understanding with their child. Every parent should do this course. “
“Rosalind is an excellent educator and I found it very helpful at such a hard period in my life. Rosalind was able to show compassion without judgement and has definitely helped me with my parenting skills with my children. I would highly recommend the Circle of Security to other parents who may be struggling or just need some extra support.“
Duration and Registration
Sessions are available via Skype or zoom if you live at a distance, or are unable to travel, although personal attendance is preferred.
The Circle of Security Parenting course is run over 8 weeks, each class running from 1 to 1.5 hours.
Payment in advance is requested. Please ask about fees.
About the Presenter
Rosalind is a trained Circle of Security Facilitator, and an accredited Holistic Counsellor and Psychotherapist with over 13 years experience in supporting positive changes in children with learning and behavioural difficulties. She brings her own lived experiences of parenting and grand-parenting and the benefit of lessons learned the hard way.
NDIS Participants – if you have funding for Capacity Building and are self-managed or plan-managed, the Circle of Security Parenting program may be available as part of your plan.