Nearly 60 years of research has shown that children with a secure attachment style have more positive bonds, have higher self-esteem, are able to trust people, are able to solve problems easier and have a more positive outlook on life.
The Circle of Security parenting course teaches parents how to understand the needs that children have and help them overcome those tough times when you just don’t know what to do. This class will be offered March 14 through May 4 at Stacking Stones Counseling.
The course will be taught by Melynda Mullen. She has been teaching Circle of Security for five years.
“Feelings are like learning how to tie your shoes – it’s not something you just know,” said Mullen. “It is something you have to teach your children. Feelings aren’t scary – they just feel scary if you don’t know what to do with them.”
“In the many years that I have been teaching, I have seen some amazing transformations,” she said. “People use it with their children, in their couple’s relationship, with their own parents, co-workers and business partners. It even helps with teens when their parents are about ready to pull their hair out. It’s applicable across the age span – zero to 105.”
The course is designed for eight classes – one hour a week – and the best results come from starting at the beginning and attending all the classes. Continuing education credits for childcare workers and foster parents will be offered.
The eight-week course will run Wednesdays, March 14 to May 4, from 10 to 11:30 am. The cost is $5 a session, unless covered by insurance.
The course will be given at Stacking Stones Counseling, 120 Copper King Ct., Suite A, in Hamilton. Materials, snacks and childcare will be provided. Pre-registration is required by March 12, call Melinda Bingham at 360-8563.