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.”
Duration and Registration
Registration is essential as places are limited, and minimum numbers are required for classes to run. Classes are suitable for individuals, couples and small groups (maximum of 6 participants in each group).
Private classes can be arranged for pre-school and school parents and/or staff members if required. Please contact Rosalind if you would like to host a group.
Sessions are available via Skype or zoom if you live at a distance, or are unable to travel, although personal attendance is preferred.
Each course will run for 8 weeks, and classes are about 1.5 hours.
Classes for 2019
Monday 19th August to 7th October (8 weeks) 9.30am to 11am
Wednesday 21st August to 9th October (8 weeks) 7pm to 8.30pm
Group sessions: $200 for 8 weeks, based on a minimum of 4 people in a group. A 50% deposit of $100 is due one week prior to start, with the remainder payable by week 3. There is a discounted fee of $45 per week for couples attending together as part of a group.
Individual catch-ups for missed sessions will be available for an extra charge.
Private sessions are available for couples and individuals at $90 per session.
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.