When you first start working with a family, how do you know what skills parents bring to their interactions with their children? How do you know which direction they need to go to be the best parent they can be? How do you help them respond to the individual needs of each one of their children? As we’ve discussed previously, there are a range of assessment tools available to help you. However, if you’re interested in assessing what really matters to children, you need to observe and assess the parents in action. After all, it is the parents’ behavior that the child experiences.