|PARENTING SKILLS CHECKLIST
Many people find this self-evaluation helpful to determine areas of strength or weakness in their parenting skills. Each area listed is considered to be very important in rearing healthy, happy, and successful children. A Parent’s Checklist is for your personal use. PRINTABLE VERSION
Are you using good parenting skills? Answer these easy questions and see. . .
- I am consistent, firm, and fair when I discipline my child.
- I teach my child to identify choices and make independent decisions.
- I know where my child is, what he or she is doing and with whom.
- I establish family routines that include meals and study time together as well as other activities.
- I require my child to participate in the routine chores and productive work of the family.
- I display my child’s school work on a wall, refrigerator, or bulletin board.
- I teach my child to respect other adults and authority.
- I make sure my child knows the rules and expectations in our household.
- I read and respond to information sent home regarding achievement of my child.
- I teach my child to tolerate differences in others.
- I help my child when he or she is having difficulty in school.
- I set an example for my child for not abusing alcohol or drugs.
- I hug and show affection to my child daily.
- I stress the importance of education by daily reading, checking homework, and participating in teacher conferences, open houses, and volunteering time or resources.
- I know my child’s teachers and stay in contact with them.
- I make sure my child is in school and on time every day.
- I set the example of hard work and personal responsibility.
- I set aside time each day for my child to share with me what he or she has done in school.
- I see that my child has sufficient rest and nutrition daily.
- I take care of my child and myself through regular medical and dental care.
- I praise my child for his/her good behavior and efforts.
- I set a good example for my child by volunteering at my child’s school and in the community.
- I plan a family meeting once a week.
- I encourage regular family involvement activities.
- I understand the importance of avoiding drugs, alcohol, and other medications which the doctor feels would be unsafe during pregnancy.
- I read with my child daily.
Research has been collaborated from:
- National Standard for Parent/Family Involvement Programs / National PTA
- No Child Left Behind Act – Parent Involvement Section 1118
- Joyce Epstein, Johns Hopkins University Center for School Family and Community Partnership
- National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education
- The Florida Partnership for Family Involvement In Education
- Parent Resource Manual Webster’s International – Judith Dato
- Hillsborough’s Promise