Communicating with parents about child weight

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Module aim

This module aims to equip practitioners with the skills needed to discuss weight issues with parents/carers of infants and young children.

Learning objectives

By the end of this module you will be able to:

  • understand the importance of effective communication when discussing child weight with parents/carers and your role in this;
  • use communication strategies to help foster motivation to change in parents/carers;
  • recognise a family’s resistance to change and know how to manage this

This module consists of the following sections: