Parenting styles tool

Parenting styles tool

The Parenting Styles Tool is a valuable resource developed by Cafcass to help parents and carers assess their own parenting style and understand its impact on their child. This tool recognizes that parenting styles generally fall into four categories: authoritarian, authoritative, indulgent, and neglectful.

With the assistance of a practitioner, parents and carers can use this tool to reflect on their parenting approach and consider its effects on their child. By identifying their parenting style, individuals can gain insight into their strengths and areas for growth. This tool encourages self-reflection and promotes a better understanding of how parenting choices influence their child’s well-being and development.

Through the Parenting Styles Tool, parents and carers can work with practitioners to explore adjustments and strategies that align with a more positive and effective parenting style. By utilizing this tool, individuals can enhance their parenting skills and create a nurturing environment that supports their child’s growth and overall outcomes.


Click here to view/download