Understanding & Handling Children


Understanding & Handling Children Assessments


What parents know about child development and parenting has a major impact on the decisions they make when interacting with their children. This covers what we believe are major responsibilities for what and how children are taught to what influences a child’s behavior. When there are problems in these areas, it undermines children’s healthy development.

The 6 understanding & handling children assessments measure what you know and what you do in parenting situations. Your scores will let you know if you are engaging in actions in a range that could be detrimental to your child. 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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Concepts of Development

Area

Understanding & Handling Children

Respondent

Mothers, Fathers

#Children

Any number

Ages 

Prenatal—8 years

Measures

Attitudes and views about developmental processes and behaviors during childhood.

Rationale

Parents’ belief systems are related to how they view children’s development. These influence parenting behaviors, serving as a type of lens or filter through which parents interpret and make decisions about interactions with their children. The explanations parents hold can either foster optimal development or restrict it. This assessment allows you to know which side your beliefs are on.

#Scores

2

 


Parent Cognition Scale

Area

Understanding & Handling Children

Respondent

Mothers, Fathers

#Children

Individual child

Ages

1—18 years

Measures

Perceptions and beliefs about the reasons for child misbehavior.

Rationale

Parents have thoughts about why children misbehave. These cognitions impact the parent’s interpretation of situations and influence their behavior toward their child. When incorrect or dysfunctional, parenting behaviors are less than optimal, leading to poor child outcomes. This assessment allows you to know if what you think are the reasons your child is misbehaving are those that could cause more misbehavior and be emotionally distressing to your child.

#Scores

2

 


Perceptions of Parental Role Scales

Area

Understanding & Handling Children

Respondent

Mothers, Fathers

#Children

Any number

Ages

Prenatal—18 years

Measures

Perceptions and attitudes of parental responsibilities, namely what parents should be accountable for teaching children.

Rationale

Parenting comes with responsibility for teaching children many things. Parental role perceptions shape how parents view this responsibility. This impacts the experience a child has when being raised and socialized and subsequently their functioning and well-being. This assessment allows you to see if you are appropriately aware of parenting responsibilities in their cognitive development, meeting your child’s emotional needs, teaching them norms and values, and teaching your child the importance of family and their place in society.

#Scores

8

 


Parent’s Report

Area

Understanding & Handling Children

Respondent

Mothers, Fathers

#Children

Individual child

Ages

2—18 years

Measures

Actual and ideal negative and positive parenting behaviors in reaction to children’s behaviors.

Rationale

Your actions as a parent matter a great deal. The concrete actions through which parents carry out the duties and responsibilities of raising their children impact children not just physically, but intellectually, socially, and emotionally. This assessment allows you to know how you are doing in key aspects of respect for your child’s autonomy, consistency, child-centeredness, if you control through guilt and anxiety, and parental temper and detachment. Additionally, the assessment shows if there is a disconnect between how you behave and how you think an ideal parent would respond.

#Scores

10

 


Parent Problem Checklist

Area

Understanding & Handling Children

Respondent

Mothers, Fathers

#Children

Any number

Ages

1-18 years

Measures

Ability to cooperate and work together in managing childrearing.

Rationale

Raising children can sometimes cause conflict between you and your spouse/partner. The degree to which there is conflict on agreeing and cooperating with one another on areas like rules and discipline, and if you undermine one another, has an impact on your ability to act as a united front and a team. This assessment allows you to know if the degree this is happening is in a range that could lead to negative outcomes for your children.

#Scores

1

 


Parental Monitoring Instrument

Area

Understanding & Handling Children

Respondent

Mothers, Fathers

#Children

Individual child

Ages

9—18 years

Measures

Monitoring behaviors of school-age children and teens’ activities.

Rationale

Parental monitoring allows parents to have knowledge about their child and teen’s activities, companions, and whereabouts. Such monitoring, or lack thereof, is related to the degree of their engaging in risks behaviors. It also matters how you monitor, if this is direct or indirect or if you restrict. This assessment allows you to know if your monitoring is appropriate in key areas of school, friends, health, and technology; and if the monitoring style you use fits best with how to be most effective.

#Scores

7