For Parents

Communication and Problem-Solving

The instructional videos on this webpage provide information and a demonstration on how to use three skills essential to good communication and problem-solving with your child. These three skills are: 1) active listening, 2) negotiating solutions with your child, and 3) making neutral problem statements. We invite parents to watch the videos below to learn how to use these skills and then practice them with their children.

Active Listening

Example with Young Child

Example with Older Child

Negotiating Solutions with Your Child

Example with Young Child

Example with Older Child

Making Neutral Problem Statements

Example with Young Child

Example with Older Child

 

Development of the videos on this webpage were funded by RC1 DA028626 (Stormshak; Dishion, Co-PI) 09/01/09–08/31/12 NIDA and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) An Internet Infrastructure for Quality Implementation of the Family Check-Up.