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Shark Music Behind Closed Doors

February 21st 2017

During a COS-P group, a young mother shared a story about her struggle to make sense of what was real danger and what was her own Shark Music.

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.

It's Never Too Late

July 7th 2016
The needs on the Circle of Security are like the foundation of a home. What comes first builds the foundation for all that comes later in life.

Finding our Way out of Mean, Weak, and Gone

June 17th 2016

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

The Balance of Being-With

April 15th 2016

Being-With is, in many ways, at the heartbeat of our Circle of Security approach.

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)