Active Parenting Worksheet

What is the theory behind this Active Parenting Worksheet?

Active parenting is an approach to parenting that encourages the active involvement of the parents in their children’s nurturing. It involves a continuous process of learning and adapting to meet the children’s emotional and developmental needs. It proposes a parenting style that is based on strategies that promote effective communication, balanced discipline, positive reinforcements, positive conflict resolution, flexibility and overall a well-balanced nurturing environment. 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will help parents who are seeking to adopt an active parenting style to lay down their goals and reflect on their current parenting style to identify what needs to change to meet those goals. It can be a self-reflection exercise that they can complete after fully understanding what active parenting means and requires them to do. It can be the first step towards developing actionable steps to further their plans. 

How to use the worksheet?

This worksheet can be used in family therapy settings when educating parents about what active parenting means and how it can be healthy for their family. Instruct them to sit together and truly reflect on their active parenting goals and how their current parenting style differs from it to determine what they need to change. 

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