Raising a Secure Child

Help You Nurture Your Child's Attachment, Emotional Resilience, and Freedom to Explore.


$32.99 AUDincl GST


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Today's parents are constantly pressured to be perfect. But in striving to do everything right, we risk missing what children really need for lifelong emotional security. Now the simple, powerful "Circle of Security" parenting strategies that Kent Hoffman, Glen Cooper, and Bert Powell have taught thousands of families are available in self-help form for the first time. Readers learn how to protect and nurture babies through teens while fostering their independence and what emotional needs a child may be expressing with difficult behavior. Vivid stories and unique practical tools offer insight into how our own upbringing affects our parenting style (and what to do about it). Healthy attachment requires self-understanding, flexibility, and the willingness to make and learn from mistakes. This book shows parents they already have what it takes. 

Contents: Foreword, Daniel J. Siegel

All Around the Circle: Understanding Attachment and the Importance of Security

1. Attachment: Why It Matters

2. Security: Befriending Imperfection

3. A Map for Attachment: The Circle of Security

4. Being the Hands on the Circle

5. Shark Music: How Our Childhood Echoes in Our Parenting

6. Behavior as Communication: Cues and MiscuesII. Creating and Maintaining the Circle: How to Be Bigger, Stronger, Wiser, and Kind—and Good Enough7. Shark Bones: Exploring Our Core Sensitivities

8. Testing New Waters: Choosing Security

9. Staying Afloat: Choosing Security Over and Over as Your Child GrowsResources

"If you are looking for a practical, wise, science-based, and accessible guide to creating the kind of attachment your child needs to optimize development, you’ve come to the right place!…What a gift Raising a Secure Child is for us, for our children, and for the world…. A masterpiece." - from the Foreword by Daniel J. Siegel, MD, coauthor of The Whole-Brain Child


MediumPb | 280 pages
AuthorKent Hoffman, Glen Cooper, Bert Powell and Christine Benton


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