As parents, we are the centre of our child’s world. How we respond to them has an enduring impact.
– When they are little, we spend so much time trying to meet our children’s physical needs
– When they are teenagers we are seemingly continually dealing with bad behaviour and defiance
However, in both cases we don’t have space to think about what they need from us emotionally. Circle of Security Parenting Groups are designed to give parents ‘a map’ for understanding and responding to their children’s emotional needs. Research shows that parents who are able do this in a loving and consistent way give their children an amazing chance in life.
COS-P groups for Parents of Children at Primary School or younger run for eight weeks and usually have about twelve people per group. Our next group at The Centre, will be run on a Friday morning (10.15-11.45) starting from 28th September to 30th November with a break on 12th October and for half term on 26th October. There are crèche facilities available, although spaces are limited and cost £5 a session per child, so please indicate if you would like to take up a place. To book and pay click here .
COS-P groups for Parents with Teens runs for 6 weeks and our next group at the Centre, will be run on Friday mornings (10.15 – 11.45) starting on 2nd November – 7th December. To book and pay click here.
For any queries or to register for either group, click here, please indicate which group you would like to join.
Here’s what some parents have said about the groups:
“Circle of Security was an absolute eye opener. You have to see it for yourself and then you’ll understand.”
“Circle of security was such a huge help to us and our son. It really encouraged my husband and I to understand him a bit better! It was such a positive thing to do and we are so glad to have participated! Highly recommended. Much better alternative to Supernanny any day!”
There is a suggested donation of £100 per participant to help with the running of the courses but any amount is gratefully received.
We run Circle of Security Groups at The Centre and we also have a group of trained Circle of Security Parenting facilitators working with The Centre who run groups across London.
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Drop in sessions for Circle of Security Updates
We run regular ‘drop in’ parenting clinics for people who have attended a group and need a little help, advice or on-going support. Sometimes it helps just to have a little reminder or extra advice in areas we’re finding tricky.