Circle of Security International – Early Intervention Program for Parents and Children

Early Intervention Programs for Parents & Children

An accessible step-by-step process driven by decades of attachment research

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What is Circle of Security Parenting™?

Our goal is to engage each parent’s wisdom by illustrating how attachment needs are expressed by infants, children and adolescents.

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Make sense of what your child is really asking from you.

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Gain insight on how to promote secure attachment.

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Circle Stories

Circle of Security International's Leadership Team, Gretchen Cook, Neil Boris, and Deidre Quinlan, discuss their vision for the future of COSI.

The need for attention is actually a need for connection. A child's behavior is, in fact, a form of communication, and it is driven by this need for an emotional connection.

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When we see behavior as something that we have to manage, control, or shape, we miss the underlying message about the need that the child has.

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For these women, reuniting with their children is their motivation to stay in recovery...The program offers a Circle of Security parenting class that helps women explore their own childhood traumas and learn to avoid repeating them with their children.

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Recent Blog Posts

Potty Training on the Circle Thursday, November 14, 2019 The Circle of Security teaches parents how to adjust our lens to focus on attachment needs.  This was brand new…
What is the Circle of Security Parenting? Friday, March 22, 2019 Welcome! Are you a parent/caregiver who feels at times lost without a map? Lost at sea without a lifejacket to…
Diluting the Power of Connection Friday, March 9, 2018 Recently, I had a very candid conversation with a 17-year-old male about what it’s like to feel lonely and what…
Parenting is So Inconvenient Friday, February 23, 2018 One of the parts of parenting that I didn’t anticipate was just how inconvenient it can be. In theory, I…