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Parenting Assessment Feedback: Step #5 Having a Helping Spirit

Posted by Phil Gordon on Tue, Oct 16, 2012 @ 05:39 PM

For most parenting service providers having a helping spirit is much easier than the previous step that we discussed of being interactive and flexible. In this blog series aimed at addressing what we do after a parenting assessment, we have explored the importance of identifying parents’ strengths, using a thoughtful strategy, and being future and improvement focused.  In the last post we explored the most challenging step for me, being interactive and flexible.  This time we explore the concept of bringing a helping spirit to your feedback with parent.  Hendrie Weisenger says that those showing a helping spirit give three important messages:

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Tags: parenting feedback, Parenting Assessment, helping parents, genuine feedback