Behaviour Change

Communicating with parents

Communicating with parents of pre-school children

Module aim

This module aims to equip practitioners with the skills needed to discuss weight issues with parents of pre-school 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 and your role in this;
  • use communication strategies to help foster motivation to change in parents;
  • recognise a family‚Äôs resistance to change and know how to manage this; and
  • identify ways of raising weight issues in different professional situations.

This module consists of the following sections: