Communication Between Parents & FFNs: Tips & Tools for Providers

Communication doesn’t have to be complicated—just consistent, caring, and playful!

You can use these resources to host a workshop parents and Family Friend and Neighbor caregivers in your setting. Consider the following ideas and facilitation tips to provide a high-quality, informative, and playful experience!

  1. Begin by watching the “Social Chat: Communication Between Parents & FFNs” video together with parents and/or FFNs. Invite participants to share what they find challenging about communication, and what’s helped them in the past. Talk about the strategies mentioned in the video. How could they apply them to their own relationships? 
  2. Print and share the Respectful Communication article and reference it for more ideas and discussion prompts. 
  3. Finally, if you have more time, introduce more Sesame Workshop resources that support the theme, such as: 

For even more learning on this topic, check out our Circles of Care course!