Teaching Parenting Skills


Parent Readiness to Change Behavior Management Skills

Be sure to assess the parent’s readiness to change using Readiness Ruler in Tools

mom and babyThe Home Visitor is helping parents move toward change. For parents who are in preparation and action stages, introduce the skills through psychoeducation.

If the parent is in precontemplation and contemplation, refer to the Communications Tips and Strategies
  1. Demonstrate
    • Home Visitor demonstrates skill for parent
  2. Practice with parent
    • Parent practices skill with Home Visitor present
  3. Provide feedback and evaluate
    • What went well, what to try next time
  4. Reflect with parent
    • Anticipate difficulties using the skill in the future
  5. Follow up
    • Home Visitor checks in with parent about use of skills