Parent Child Relationship Worksheet

What is the theory behind this Parent Child Relationship Worksheet?

Children benefit the most from a compassionate and loving relationship with their parents where they feel understood, acknowledged and truly cared for. Harsher or neglectful parenting practices can leave a lasting negative impact on a child’s mental development and relationships in later life. In family therapy it is crucial to help the family identify the issues negatively affecting their relationships and work through them. 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will show family members seeking therapy together to reflect on what are the most issues that need to be addressed in their perspective. Each family member gets a worksheet of their own, the responses of which can then be used by the therapist to understand not just the family dynamics but also how each differs in their view of what needs to change and their willingness to do so. 

How to use the worksheet?

This worksheet can be used for family therapy sessions where the children are adolescents. Each family member will get a copy of this worksheet which they can fill out while in session or at home. Responses can then be used by the therapist to initiate discussions and also determine therapeutic goals. 

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