Circle of Security
The Circle of Security ParentingTM program is based on years of research and seeks to strengthen attachment relationships between caregivers and children.
While the program predominantly focuses on infants and younger children, the concepts discussed are suitable for caregivers of children of all ages.
• Helps caregivers to build a stronger and more secure attachment with their child.
• Provides a map of attachment to help caregivers understand and meet their child’s needs.
• Introduces tools for caregivers to help their children learn to manage their emotions.
Principles of the program include:
- “All caregivers want what is best for their children.
- Learning, including therapeutic change, occurs from within a secure base relationship.
- Secure attachment relationships with caregivers are a protective factor for infants and pre-schoolers, setting the foundation for social competence and promoting effective functioning of the emotion regulation and stress response systems.”
Tuning into Kids
Tuning in to Kids® is an evidence-based, emotion-focused group parenting program that focuses on the emotional connection between parents and children. The program aims to teach parents and carers skills in recognising, understanding and managing their own and their children’s emotions.
Help your child to:
• Have greater success with making and keeping friends
• Have better concentration at kinder and school
• Be more able to calm down when upset or angry
Tuning into Teens
This program is designed to support and help parents teach their teenage children to control, understand, and express their emotions in a healthy and positive way. Tuning into teens helps parents recognise, understand, and respond to their teenagers emotions, which in turn helps them manage their one emotions.
Tuning in to Teens shows you how to help your teen develop emotional intelligence. Adolescents with higher emotional intelligence:
· are more aware, assertive and strong in situations of peer pressure
· have greater success with making friends and are more able to manage conflict with peers· are more able to cope when upset or angry
· have fewer mental health and substance abuse difficulties
· have more stable and satisfying relationships as adults
· have greater career success – Emotional intelligence may be a better predictor of academic and career success than IQ!