Parenting Program

Parenting Program

Small group trainings are evidence-based, aiming to support and strengthen children’s social skills, emotion regulation or executive function through plays and interactions.

Circle of Security® Parenting™ Program (COS-P)

The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.

Target: Parents, Care-givers, Educators and Medical professionals

The Incredible Years® - Parenting Program

The Incredible Years® Child Program Dinosaur School Preschool to Grade 3, an evidence-based proven, child training program for strengthening children’s social skills, emotional self-regulation. 

Target Age: 8-10 years

The Triple P- Positive Parenting Program®

Positive Parenting Program is a parenting and family support system designed to prevent – as well as treat behavioural and emotional problems in children and teenagers. It aims to prevent problems in the family, school and community before they arise.

Media Coverage

Media Coverage

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RTHK 11月3日《精靈一點》:兒童專注力失調


If you are concerned about your child having symptoms of ADHD, or uncertain about what action to take to support children with ADHD as parents or teachers, click the play button to check out the interview with Dr. Lam on《精靈一點》to learn more about ADHD and ways to help out your child developmental growth.

Circle of Security® Parenting™ Program (COS-P)

Circle of Security® Parenting™ Program (COS-P)

At times, all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. As a parent, we always hope our child came with a manual. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you.

When parents face a young kid being afraid of leaving them to explore the environment or a teenager who has challenging behaviours at school, we may not be aware of the early-year relationship with our child is one of the crucial factors. Secure attachment is important to children especially young kids. When a child has formed secure attachment with parents, they become more confident and more willing to explore the environment.

The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened. It is a video-based intervention that strengthens parents’ abilities to observe and improve caregiving skills.

Using the Circle of Security® Parenting™ model developed by the Circle of Security originators, Dr. Fanny Lam works with parents, care-givers, educators and medical professionals 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
Session Topic
Session 1 Welcome to Circle of Security Parenting™
Session 2 Exploring our Children’s Needs All the Way Around the Circle
Session 3 “Being With” on the Circle
Session 4 The Path to Security
Session 5 Exploring Our Struggles
Session 6 Rupture and Repair in Relationships

Program Details:

Weekdays (6 sessions)

Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm / 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Hong Kong Developmental Paediatrics and Child Neurology Centre (Central)

Dr. Fanny Wai Fan LAM (Specialist in Developmental-Behavioural Paediatrics)

Number of participants: 3-10

Target: Parents, Care-givers, Educators and Medical professionals

English/ Mandarin/ Cantonese

Special arrangement in times of typhoon and rainstorm

Special Arrangement
In Times of Typhoon and Rainstorm

  • When a Typhoon Warning Signal No. 8 or higher is hoisted or a Black Rainstorm Warning is in effect at 7.00am, all appointments/trainings scheduled at 9.00am or before will be cancelled.

  • Appointments/trainings will resume within 2 hours after the Typhoon Warning Signal No. 8 or Black Rainstorm Warning is lowered or cancelled..

  • During a T3 or Red rain, if you have concerns for safety/transport and believe a T8 or Black rain to be imminent, please call our Centre on 22430000 of the above special arrangements.

What to prepare for the appointment?

What to Prepare for the Appointment?

  1.  Make Your Appointment

We welcome bookings through:

  • Email, Phone Call, WhatsApp, Website, Walk-In

2.  The day before your appointment

Prepare your child for assessment:

  • Adequate sleep, food and drink before the assesment
  • Show images of our centre to familiarize your child with the environment
  • For younger children, tell them we will have some “fun activities” with them
  • For school-aged children, tell them we will ask them to do some tasks to understand their strengths and weaknesses
  • No prior drilling or practising please

3. On the assessment day

  • Arrive on time

  • HK ID Card / passport / birth certificate of your child
  • Health Record + previous medical report
  • Referral letter (if any)
  • Handbook/school report

    Please also bring:
  • If your child is on medication, please bring it with you for our reference
  • Assistive devices, eg. Hearing aids, spectacles and orthosis etc.
  • Snacks for younger children to encourage their cooperation

    Assessment :
  • Interview parents / caretaker – parents please try your best to attend the assessment
  • Questionnaires for parents and teenagers
  • Conduct assessment
  • Debriefing – explain assessment result, follow up plan, and management

4. Referral and training plan


  • Circle of Security Parenting
  • Triple-P Positive Parenting Programme
  • Incredible Years Programme


  • Clinical / Educational pyschological Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Medication
  • Hospital Authority
  • Social Welfare Department Rehab Services

Executive Function- P Group

Executive Function- Primary Group

Group Details:

Every Friday

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Hong Kong Developmental Paediatrics and Child Neurology Centre (Central)

Number of kids per group: 3-4


Research indicated that children diagnosed with ADHD are marked with symptoms of impulsivity, inattention, and hyperactivity. Such neurological developmental disorder has impacted and caused executive dysfunction, emotion dysregulation, inability to receive delay gratification and time processing deficit. Such indirect impact has caused challenges on children’s ability to daily functioning.

The skill training group targeting at P1-P3 students with ADHD is designed based on evidence-based researches. We aim to refine children’s capacity to organize and plan, regulate emotionally and socially, and shape desirable behaviors. In addition, throughout these weeks of sessions, children will gain opportunities to practise their attention and mindfulness skills, which in turn, not only regain their focusing skills but also their locus of control.

Note: If the group has started, no make-up class or refund will be made for any absence.

Executive Function- K Group

Executive Function- Kindergarten Group

Group Details:

Every Friday

Time: TBC (afternoon)

Hong Kong Developmental Paediatrics and Child Neurology Centre (Central)

Number of kids per group: 3-4


Executive function is a set of higher-level cognitive ability, involving with the regulation and control of various cognitive processes such as working memory, concentration, decision making and abstract thinking. Attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) exerts a profound impact on one’s sociability and academic performance. Relevant researches suggest that executive function starts developing when we are three years old. Hence, early intervention and assistance is exceptionally helpful and crucial in enhancing children’s growth of executive function.

This skill training group is an evidence-and-research-based program, referencing from “PATHS Preschool/Kindergarten” program and “Tools of the Minds” curriculum to systematically foster children’s executive function.

Wired-up Brain Program:
This program was tested in Hong Kong and proven to have significant effect.

Note: If the group has started, no make-up class or refund will be made for any absence.

LEGO® The Brick Wizard Club

LEGO® The Brick Wizard Club

Group Details:

Every Friday

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Hong Kong Developmental Paediatrics and Child Neurology Centre (Central)

Number of kids per group: 2-3


LEGO® Therapy is an evidence-based training aimed to support children with social-behavioral needs. Dr. Cecilia Lam is a licensed LEGO® therapy practitioner. She is specialized in helping children with social communication challenges to develop social competence through LEGO® play.

LEGO®-based therapy is a social development programme for young people with autism spectrum disorders or related social communication difficulties. It was originally developed by Dr. Dan LeGoff, a Paediatric Neuropsychologist in the USA. He noticed that otherwise uncommunicative children came together and started to talk when LEGO® bricks were around.

Young people work together to build LEGO® models and through this have the opportunity to develop social skills such as turn taking, collaboration and social communication.

LEGO®-based therapy can be used individually or in groups. Natural opportunities for developing social competence are facilitated by the therapist.

Key to this approach is how engaging and enjoyable it is for the participants! Building LEGO® collaboratively is great fun, and young people develop social skills while enjoying themselves.

Skills training in the Brick Wizard Club includes:

Social communication skills, impulse control, staying focus, emotion regulation, social cooperation and problem-solving skills

Note: If the group has started, no make-up class or refund will be made for any absence.