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Raising a Secure Child: How Circle of Security Parenting Can Help You Nurture Your Child's Attachment, Emotional Resilience, and Freedom to Explore Kindle Edition
You will learn:
*How to balance nurturing and protectiveness with promoting your child's independence.
*What emotional needs a toddler or older child may be expressing through difficult behavior.
*How your own upbringing affects your parenting style--and what you can do about it.
Filled with vivid stories and unique practical tools, this book puts the keys to healthy attachment within everyone's reach--self-understanding, flexibility, and the willingness to make and learn from mistakes. Self-assessment checklists can be downloaded and printed for ease of use.
"This is a highly usable guide with the potential to enrich relationships of all kinds."-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)" --This text refers to the audioCD edition.
About the Author
Glen Cooper has worked as a psychotherapist with individuals and families in both agency and private practice settings since the 1970s. He has extensive training in family systems, object relations, attachment theory, and infant mental health assessment. Cooper also works as a treatment foster parent and long-time Head Start consultant. Since 1985, he has had a shared clinical practice in Spokane, Washington, with Kent Hoffman and Bert Powell. Much of their work has focused on the creation and dissemination of the Circle of Security, for which each has received the Washington Governor's Award for Innovation in Child Abuse Prevention and the New York Attachment Consortium's Bowlby-Ainsworth Award, among other honors.
Bert Powell began his clinical work as an outpatient family therapist in a community mental health center, where he helped a broad range of families find and use unacknowledged strengths to address their problems. Powell is certified in psychoanalytic psychotherapy by The Masterson Institute in New York City. He is adjunct assistant professor in the Graduate School of Counseling Psychology at Gonzaga University and serves as an International Advisor to the editorial board of the Journal of Attachment and Human Development. Since 1985, he has had a shared clinical practice in Spokane, Washington, with Kent Hoffman and Glen Cooper. Much of their work has focused on the creation and dissemination of the Circle of Security, for which each has received the Washington Governor's Award for Innovation in Child Abuse Prevention and the New York Attachment Consortium's Bowlby-Ainsworth Award, among other honors.
Christine M. Benton is a Chicago-based writer and editor.
Coleen Marlo is an AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator who has been nominated for an Audie Award twice, winning in 2011. She has been awarded three Listen-Up Awards from Publishers Weekly, an AudioFile Audiobook of the Year Award in 2011, and was named Audiobook Narrator of the Year for 2010 by Publishers Weekly. She is a member of the prestigious Actors Studio and taught acting for ten years at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. Marlo is a proud founding member of Deyan Institute of Voice Artistry and Technology.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B01LZ3Y4UN
- Publisher : The Guilford Press; 1st edition (January 4, 2017)
- Publication date : January 4, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 2159 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 280 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #142,219 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I'm just looking for applicable learning and techniques on attachment and this book did not provide that.
On their website (circleofsecurityinternational.org), they have more information and lists of providers all over the world. There are classes, blogs, a FaceBook page, YouTube videos and more to support people as they learn this information. It's a really helpful resource.
I wish every person, and certainly every parent, had access to this information. Parenting is hard but having this solid roadmap helps make sense of it and gives me many many more moments of enjoying my children, setting boundaries and feeling connected to them. Our children range from infant to 18 years old and it applies to all of them!
This book could have been a pamphlet. Instead, it spends (at least) the first 50 pages advertising “the circle”. I found one semi-useful paragraph around page 16, but the rest is real fluff. I got to page 54 when I finally couldn’t take it anymore and had to flip ahead to see what this amazing circle was all about.
**spoiler alert ** it’s a real let down. Basically, you are their safe space and secure place to come back to after exploring their world. Ummm…duh? I didn’t need a book written by 3 guys who are overly fond of themselves to tell me that. I put the book down and honestly don’t think I’ll make the time in my hectic life-with-an-infant day to pick it back up.
Top reviews from other countries
1) There are many parenting books that claim to be science based or attachment theory based but don't successfully interpret or communicate the research so as to help parents raise secure children. In fact some of the most insecure, withdrawn, unhappy and aggressive children I have seen are being raised by parents who follow books on attachment parenting or gentle parenting. This book is based on a tried and tested intervention called the Circle of Security that has been implemented and refined over 30 years with tens of thousands of families to teach parents (even those from severely deprived backgrounds) how to raise securely attached children.
2) It's beautifully simple! The whole book is around a simple image that you can memories that you can then refer to throughout your day that helps you better manage every interaction with your child.
3) The book enables you to self reflect and see areas of weakness in your own parenting that were compete blind spots
4) The book helps you become the kind of parent every child would love to have...one that is bigger, stronger, wiser and kind! One who delights in their child for who they are, not how they perform. One who takes charge whenever necessary and has clear limits and boundaries. A parent who protects, comforts, supports, enjoys, helps and follows their child's needs whenever possible. A parent who is quick to apologise when they get it wrong and are mean, weak or gone. A parent who provides a secure base for their child to explore the world and a safe haven for them to return to and have their emotional cup filled when they need. A parent who a child can run to with any and every emotion and have their parent help them organize those feelings. A parent who helps a child feel loved and liked and adored for who they are. A parent who gives their child freedom and independence and allows them to have their own mind. A parent who has got their child's back and 'gets them'. Who wouldn't want a parent like that!?
Have bought 10 copies now for friends and am considering becoming a course facilitator as so impressed with the circle of security.