Family Engagement

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