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

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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The Forever Empty

There is an American comedian who has a skit about “the forever empty”. He talks about how we are all using our cell phones and risking car accidents from texting…

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Time Out!

A “Time Out” typically happens when a child is having a big feeling (anger, sadness, frustration) with big behaviors (hitting, screaming, throwing). The parent usually says something like, “go to…

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“We Were Wrong, Man”

Somewhere in the world, a Circle of Security Parenting class met recently. There were seven people. Most people had never met before and the class was pretty quiet in the…

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