Using the tools
- Using these different illustrations as a starting point, parents could be asked, for example, to identify what qualities they think are most important in children and then discuss what they tend to appreciate the most.
- Parents could also be asked to point out three qualities they consider most characteristic of their child, and to illustrate these with concrete examples.
- In a co-parenting situation, mother and father could use the visual materials to discuss their values, their perceptions of their child, or the reciprocal influence of their own qualities on their child’s development.
- In a group session, the illustrations could be used particularly as an icebreaker to help parents present to each other their children and their particular qualities.
- Depending on the context, the material could also be used to enhance a discussion between the parent and the child’s teacher, or also to support positive communication with the child or in the family, with siblings.