Reflective Practice

Taking the time to reflect—to stop and think about what has happened, what is happening, and what should happen next—is essential to creating and maintaining Positive Goal-Oriented Relationships. In this section, we will explore reflective practice strategies to support our work to build relationships with families.

Reflection on our work with families allows professionals to:

  • Understand how our own experiences and beliefs influence our work
  • Sharpen our observation and communication skills with children and families
  • Improve our skills in building mutually respectful partnerships with families
  • Enhance our ability to communicate and build relationships with peers and community partners