“Being understood is being loved.”
Another frequently asked question parents often have is “how do I raise my child to feel secure, safe & confident in today’s world?” Great question! Wanting to feel competent in our parenting skills is a natural need we seek, but let’s be completely honest, parenting is extremely hard work. So hard in fact, that at times parenting challenges can have a ripple effect on the healthy functioning of the relationship between partners.
So, in addition to implementing strategies from the Circle of Security model, I also routinely use Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), which was developed by Dr. Sue Johnson, in my practice with parenting struggles/couples work.