The Family Tool Kit
It takes many things to build a strong family: time together and good communication, to start. We’ve developed some helpful tools to use as you build strong ties and open communication with your kids.
These tools can help you get started with conversations, define together what makes your family fantastic and unique, plus ways to improve your own parenting style as you go.
Here’s what you’ll find:
Family’s Good Stuff List
What does the “ideal” family look like to you, to your kids? What makes your family fantastic? This handout will help you answer these things together and create a “My Family’s Good Stuff” list, perfect for posting to the fridge!
Hard Conversations Handout
Some conversations are tougher than others, so we created a handout to guide you through those heart-to-heart conversations. As a parent, these steps can help your conversations be easier and help your teen feel more understood.
The Four Parenting Styles
Psychologists have identified four main parenting styles and which are best when it comes to reducing risky behavior in teens. Each style reflects a different way of relating and communicating to your kids. Which style helps most? Read and learn!
What do you do as a parent in a sticky situation? How do you talk honestly with your teen about your own experiences at their age? This quiz will help you think through these scenarios and give you tips on how to navigate.