When Children Fight

I had the opportunity to watch an early care educator in her classroom this week. I was early to pick up my son and so the classroom was much busier…

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I Get You, And I’ve Got You

My daughter has always hated traveling in the car. From when she was a tiny baby, car trips meant screaming and crying, usually for the entire trip. It was a…

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It’s Never Too Late

At the end of every Circle of Security Parenting chapter, we like to ask if there was anything surprising from the session. During a group in a prison setting with…

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Does the Circle Work with Your Teen?

R upture! The word alone sounds like, ‘I blew it and it's over!’ I felt like that happened between me and my 13-year-old daughter last week. We’d had a busy…

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Parenting Many Children

“It was a bit of a nightmare really. Angus, my 3-year-old, needed a diaper change but was really resisting that, screaming, and trying to run away. I finally got it…

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Learning Happens on the Circle

I ’ve been spending a bit of time at the local skate park lately. My 1-year-old daughter just loves watching people skating, riding bikes and scooters, so it’s become a…

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Is Shark Music Predictable?

M y one-year-old son was having a bath the other night and was playing happily in the tub. He has these bath stickers with little suction cups on the back…

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A Pothole in the Road

I t’s spring here where I live in the north country, and I’m reminded of an old saying. “We have two seasons here, winter and road construction.” And so, as…

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Cues and Miscues

P arenting is hard, and just when things are going well, things change. I met a dad who was talking about how bedtime with his 5-year-old daughter has recently become…

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