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Publisher's Summary

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.

You will learn:

  • How to balance nurturing and protectiveness with promoting your child's independence
  • What emotional needs a toddler or older child may be expressing through difficult behavior
  • How your own upbringing affects your parenting style - and what you can do about it

Filled with vivid stories and unique practical tools, this book puts the keys to healthy attachment within everyone's reach - self-understanding, flexibility, and the willingness to make and learn from mistakes.

©2017 The Guilford Press (P)2017 Tantor

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life changing approach to child care/relationships

Most wonderful book ive read on childcare and parenting (and ive read many). A must read for any new parent and a refreshing read for more experienced parents looking to connect more deeply with their children (and other significant relationships) and resolve relational conflict in a meaningful way. I will be listening again many times and can highly recommending this book to anyone interested in deepening connections with the people they love and in depth reflections into their own childhood. Life changing information in a gentle and kind tone to support the reader during sometimes very touching topics.

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Important Self Reflective Opportunity

Bigger, Stronger, Wiser & Kind. This book is full of real life examples that supply the context for understanding how my own attachment style (and shark music) impact my relationship with my child as well as the relationships I have with everyone else in my life. It serves as a springboard for further self reflection. I will practice being with my child, keeping my hands on the circle of security and mending any ruptures that occur when my own needs cause me to take my hands off the circle.

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The only book you need to read

This book is amazing!
It shows mang exemples and guides the parents in building a secure relationship with the child. It is easy to understand and a great tool! I loved it!

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A must read for parents and professionals!

A practical guide - full of comprehensive information - about attachment relationships with babies, toddlers, young and older children.

Recommended!

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I'm sure the points in the book are good but...

What disappointed you about Raising a Secure Child?

The narrator is terribly boring and hard to listen to for an entire book. I tried twice and couldn't get through it.

What could the authors have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Better narrator.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Boring, almost monotone voice on what is already not the most fun topic

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment

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  • matthew tennyson
  • 02-26-18

This is the worst book I have ever read.

Scenarios and examples are cringy and ironically perfect to suit real life. Maybe this book could help others but it doesn’t help me.

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