Circle of Security

Parenting Course For Better Parent-Child Relationships

Confident Parenting, Improved Outcomes

Many parents can feel lost or are unsure of what they should do or what their child needs from them. Imagine what it would be like if you knew how to make sense of your child’s needs and ask them the right questions in order to better understand where they’re coming from. The Circle of Security Parenting (COSP) Program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.

Using the COSP™ model developed by the Circle of Security originators, our trained Facilitators work with parents and care-givers to help them to:

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

Rather than taking a behavioural modification approach, COSP™ is an attachment based parent reflection class designed to engage a parent’s wisdom and to help them follow their child’s needs.

The founders of Circle of Security International developed the early intervention program based on years of clinical experience in family therapy and systems theory. This has been achieved through several decades of research, confirming the many ways that children benefit from security to school readiness, to improved relationships for life.

Circle Of Security Parenting Program

Overview of COSPTM

How will my children benefit?

Most parents could benefit greatly from a program such as this as it is non-blaming and simply focuses on the connection through the relationship and how this can be enhanced.

Circle of SecurityTM helps parents and caregivers improve their own awareness of their children’s needs, giving parents the tools to strengthen parent-child relationships and raise secure children.

By attending this course, you will learn to look beyond your child’s behaviour and identify and respond to their emotional needs. It will help you enhance your child’s needs and improve your connection with them. The Circle of Security™ parenting course will help your child experience:

  • Greater self-esteem and self-worth 
  • Better relationships with parents and peers 
  • Enhanced school readiness
  • An increased capacity to handle emotions

What should I expect from this class?

Our facilitators aim to ensure a warm and relaxed environment for personal reflections and group discussion during the class. Being in a group offers a confidential space where you can share your struggles and parenting concerns and learn from others experiencing similar challenges.

This DVD educational program presents video examples of parent/child interaction, healthy options in caregiving and animated graphics to explain how to have a safe and nurturing relationship with your children.

Our Facilitators

Dr Linh Cheung

Dr Linh Cheung

General Practitioner MBBS (Qld), FRACGP

Dr Suparna Vaidya General Paediatrician

Dr. Suparna Vaidya

General Paediatrician, FRACP

Additional Information

  • Location:
    Ground Floor, Suite 103 Building 10, Freeway Office Park
    2728 Logan Road, Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113 
  • Suitable for all parents and caregivers of children 0-12 years old.
  • Small group setting.  
  • The program includes 4 sessions and a workbook. 
  • Limited spots!
  • No child minding services are available.

Click the register button below to see course dates, availability and to register. 

Why COSPTM? A Path To Good Enough

It is often by parents to describe the Circle of Security Parenting program. Below is a short video with Deidre Quinlan, COS-International’s Project and Professional Development Director, who explains how knowing more about the program can help parents and caregivers promote security with the children in their lives.