: Parenting


"Daddy! Daddy! John!"

May 22nd 2017

Everyone knows the old saying, “actions speak louder than words”. We tell our children that we love them, but do our actions show it as well?


Can Less-Than-Perfect Really Be Enough?

April 3rd 2017

One definition of “perfect” is  to make something completely free from faults or defects, or as close to such a condition as possible. In relationships, it seems like this definition could provide the key to success. If you can make sure there aren’t any problems or arguments, then the relationship will be solid. If you don’t make any mistakes as a parent, your child will respect you and turn out okay. Whew. What a relief. 


Except, of course, none of us are perfect. 

If you have met one person with autism...

September 21st 2016

Katie Jessop, MA, a LMHC and Registered Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator in Spokane, WA, shares her professional and personal insight into autism and its complexities in our latest blog post:

Hidden in Plain Sight

August 24th 2016

The Circle of Security® is about switching the focus of our attention away from the behavior and onto the relationship needs that are always there, Hidden in Plain Sight.

Finding our Way out of Mean, Weak, and Gone

June 17th 2016

Let's face it. Sometimes being a parent is just plain hard.

A Mom Discovers How to Help Her Struggling Teen

March 17th 2016

Can changes in how a parent responds change the way a teen behaves? See what this mom discovers after participating in COS-P.

The Thirteenth Flaw of Parenting

January 19th 2016

This much we know: We all struggle as parents. All of us. No one is perfect. Indeed, any attempt to be perfect is by its very nature a sign of imperfection. (An excerpt from an upcoming book by Hoffman, Cooper, and Powell: Raising a Secure Child – Guilford Press. Expected publication February. 2017)