How Do Children Learn Empathy?

It’s pretty much universal that parents want their children to be empathic. Of course we do – it’s a highly valued relational skill. And it’s a skill many parents spend…

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Seeing the Circle with Adult Children

I attended a Circle of Security Parenting training as a professional – my interest was in deepening my work with young families and supporting new parents. I never dreamed it…

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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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