The World is a Circle – Page 2 – Circle of Security International

She Likes Dad More

We all have Shark Music - Welcome to the Club. The goal is not to get rid of it, but to begin to observe when it arises and how it…

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I’m Anxious that She’s Anxious

Whenever my daughter is in a new environment, meeting other kids, going to a party, going back to school after the weekend, she becomes very clingy and shy. My usually…

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I Want to See Your Face

My 3-year-old daughter was sitting on the toilet. I was at the sink washing my hands. We were singing a song while we waited for her to pee. We sang…

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The Stories our Shark Music Tells Us

This week, a parent asked me “Are the stories in my head about my parenting and my child Shark Music?”. She went on to share that since becoming a parent,…

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Delight in me: The origins of self-worth

“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe…

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Potty Training on the Circle

The Circle of Security teaches parents how to adjust our lens to focus on attachment needs.  This was brand new territory for me at first: seeing attachment.  I definitely get…

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Diluting the Power of Connection
"If I see that there’s a notification, I’ll feel great! Like I matter."

Diluting the Power of Connection

Recently, I had a very candid conversation with a 17-year-old male about what it’s like to feel lonely and what makes him lonely. He said he doesn’t feel lonely very…

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Parenting is So Inconvenient
A mother in the kitchen plays with her chilrdren

Parenting is So Inconvenient

One of the parts of parenting that I didn’t anticipate was just how inconvenient it can be. In theory, I knew getting ready in the morning would take longer, scheduling…

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