Parent-Child Relationship


Parent-Child Relationship Assessments


The parent-child relationship is central to parenting. Because these interactions are complex, unique to each parent-child pair and emotionally intense, they can often get off track. When there are problems in this area, both parents and children suffer. Having close, warm and secure connections is a protective factor for children and for parents.

The 6 parent-child relationship assessments measure the health of the relationship you have with your child. Your scores will let you know if it is in the range that indicates substantial issues. The in-depth report helps you interpret your results. 

You’ll receive the link to each assessment on the completed purchase page and by email. You complete the assessment directly on any device and receive your results immediately. 

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Antenatal Emotional Attachment Scale

Maternal

Area

Parent-Child Relationship

Respondent

Mothers

#Children

Individual child

Ages

Prenatal

Measures

Feelings of emotional attachment mothers have toward their unborn child.

Rationale

Whether it’s your first baby or you’re a seasoned mom, becoming a mother of a new baby is a major life event. Your feelings of attachment (or emotional closeness) to your baby begin during pregnancy. Attachment to the parent, particularly to mother, is one of the most vital needs infants must have met. It has substantial impacts on children once they are born, particularly for their psychological adjustment. The nature of the parent-infant attachment is driven by the feelings of the parent. This assessment provides vital information about where your feelings fall on the continuum of low to high emotional attachment to your unborn child.

#Scores

3

 


Antenatal Emotional Attachment Scale

Paternal

Area

Parent-Child Relationship

Respondent

Fathers

#Children

Individual child

Ages

Prenatal

Measures

Feelings of emotional attachment fathers have toward their unborn child.

Rationale

Whether it’s for the first time or you’re becoming a dad again, becoming a father of a new baby is a huge life event. This assessment gives you a window into your developing feelings of attachment, meaning emotional closeness, for soon-to-be fathers. Attachment to the parent (and babies very much attach to dads, too) is one of the most important needs infants must have met. It has substantial impacts on children once they are born, especially their psychological adjustment. The nature of the parent-infant attachment is driven by the feelings of the parent. This assessment provides vital information about where your feelings fall on the continuum of low to high parenting wellness on emotional attachment to your unborn child.

#Scores

3

 


Postnatal Attachment Scale

Maternal 

Area

Parent-Child Relationship

Respondent

Mothers

#Children

Individual child

Ages

Birth—12 months

Measures

Feelings of emotional attachment mothers have toward their infant.

Rationale

Attachment represents the first and most important relationship your child will experience.  Further, it sets the foundation for all their relationships to follow. Whether your child is securely or insecurely attached has a major influence on the way they feel about themselves and how they interact with their environment. This assessment allows you to know if your maternal feelings of attachment to your baby are in the healthy or of-concern range in the essential indicators of acceptance, tolerance, competence as a parent, and pleasure in interacting with your baby.

#Scores

5

 


Postnatal Attachment Scale

Paternal

Area

Parent-Child Relationship

Respondent

Fathers

#Children

Individual child

Ages

Birth—12 months

Measures

Feelings of emotional attachment fathers have toward their infant.

Rationale

Attachment represents the first and most important relationship your child will experience. It also sets the foundation for all their relationships to follow. Whether your child is securely or insecurely attached influences the way they feel about themselves and how their interactions with the environment unfold. This assessment allows you to know if your feelings are in the healthy or of-concern range in the essential indicators for father-infant attachment of patience and tolerance, affection and pride, and pleasure in interacting with your baby.

#Scores

4

 


Parent-Child Relationship Questionnaire

Area

Parent-Child Relationship

Respondent

Mothers, Fathers

#Children

Individual child

Ages

3—18 years

Measures

Feelings of closeness with child, and parent’s discipline and power assertion behaviors.

Rationale

The parent-child relationship is central to the well-being of both your child and you. How you think feel about and behave toward your child impacts the health of this complex relationship. This assessment allows you to know if your feelings and behaviors are fostering or undermining the relationship you have with your child by measuring warmth and affection, how you discipline, and level of dependency and overprotection.

#Scores

5

 


Parents of Adolescents Separation Anxiety Scale

Area

Parent-Child Relationship

Respondent

Mothers, Fathers

#Children

Individual child

Ages

13—18 years

Measures

Feelings about adolescent’s developing independence and security of their relationship with child.

Rationale

Facing our children growing up can be challenging. As children enter adolescence their increasing independence and drawing closer to leaving home brings separation-related issues to the forefront for parents. How you feel about this has a substantial impact on the parent-child relationship and on the functioning of your teen. This assessment allows you to know if you are experiencing levels of separation anxiety that could cause issues in your parent-child relationship and with your adolescent experiencing a healthy transition to adulthood.

#Scores

2