Building a Positive Relationship with Your Kids & Teens

This handout from the Child Mind Institute gives parents simple techniques to connect with kids and teens. It’s a great way for therapists and counselors to introduce the concept of positive parenting. (0324, parenting, communication, family therapy)

Secret Garden Meditation (child)

This 8-minute audio meditation is designed to help children fall asleep. A transcript is included if parents prefer to read the meditation to their children. (0723, meditation, sleep problems, nightmares)

Behavior Chart

IMPORTANT: This chart is in PNG (image) form. To make an editable PDF, click the SEND/EDIT button and modify it and download it from the Psychology Forms Filler. To use as an image (i.e. for the Virtual Counseling Room), click VIEW/PRINT to open it and then right-click your mouse and select “Save As” to download to your computer. (0623. behavior, ADHD)

Choosing Effective Consequences for Your Child’s Behavior

This worksheet for parents explains the basic principles of choosing the right consequences to teach children the importance of good behavior. The worksheet discusses how to use positive and negative consequences and warns against the use of physical punishment.  A chart is included to help parents plan appropriate consequences for different types of problems. (0323, behavior, discipline, positive discipline)

Using Praising and Ignoring to Change Behavior

This worksheet for parents covers the basic behavior modification technique of praising appropriate behavior and ignoring minor problems. The worksheet includes a list of phrases that can be used for praising good behavior and a chart for parents to keep track of when they use praise as a positive reinforcement technique. (0223, behavior modification, parenting)

Coping with Empty Nest Syndrome

This worksheet is designed to help parents who are experiencing an “empty nest” when their young adult child leaves home. Suggestions are given to help parents cope with the loss they may feel and a chart is provided (0822, college, family therapy, depression)

Do You Have a Dysfunctional Family?

This worksheet helps people understand how their family of origin might have contributed to their current psychological problems.  It asks them to think about ways in which their family was unsupportive or even detrimental to their growth.  Questions help people explore how dysfunctional problems can come from different generations and manifest themselves in the present. (0722, family therapy, relationships, families)

Kindness Posters

Designed by the Random Acts of Kindness organization, these six posters remind us that kindness comes in many forms and includes committing to values like respect, inclusiveness, responsibility, caring, integrity, and courage. The posters make great reminders of these character traits for use in a home or school.

Childhood Trauma Symptom Checklist

This checklist can be used to keep track of symptoms that a child might be exhibiting due to trauma. The checklist asks a parent or caregiver to rate symptoms once a week on a 3-point scale. (0622, trauma, symptoms, PTSD, assessment)

I Love My Father

This picture book for young children is designed to help children appreciate and express love for their fathers. It is also intended to help fathers understand how important they are in the lives of their children. (0622. family, parenting, fathers)

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