Circle of security parenting course

Presented by: Marian Ellul
Sponsored by: Early Support for Parents
Location: Across Southern Tasmania
Who should attend: Circle of Security is appropriate for caregivers of any experience and age, whether you are a Dad, Mum, Grandparent, or any one working with children!

At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security ParentingTM program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.

Learning Objectives of the Program:

  • Understand your child’s emotional world by learning to read the emotional needs Support your child’s ability to successfully manage emotions
  • Enhance the development of your child’s self esteem
  • Honor your innate wisdom and desire for your child to be secure

Children’s attachment experiences are thought to be the foundation for their later social, emotional and cognitive development. The nature of a child’s attachment experience is shaped by how consistently and reliably a caregiver responds to the child’s distress signals. Consistent, reliable and responsive caregiving is associated with an optimal attachment experience. Ideally the infant comes to expect that their caregiver will be available when needed, and learns that they are able, through their actions, to control their needs being met (e.g., through attachment behaviours such as crying or holding out their arms). This attachment experience becomes internalised by the developing child and forms the basis for self-concept, self-esteem, and emotional, social and cognitive development, through the formation of an internal working model of self and others.


circle of security parenting

UPCOMING workshops


Fathers / Grandfathers /

Male caregivers


 Wednesday 2nd August

6pm-7.30pm (8 Weeks)


Huon Valley Hub



(03) 6264 0300