Ready-to-use therapeutic exercises for overcoming parenting deficits The Parenting Skills Homework Planner provides complete, customizable, copy-ready exercises for use with parents in therapy. Designed as a companion for the Parenting Skills Treatment Planner, this invaluable resource can also be used alone to facilitate counseling and help clients take a more proactive role. Organized by topic, each section provides specific goals for each exercise and suggests additional exercises that may help clients organize their thoughts and behaviors surrounding complex family dynamics. From behavioral problems and negative relationships to career development, blended families, grandparenting, and much more, this book provides practical tools for therapists helping clients navigate the landmines of parenthood. In an era of brief therapy, tangible homework assignments help clients continue their therapeutic work outside of the session, offering a quicker, more effective route to solving parenting skills deficits. This book provides insightful prompts and helpful exercises designed to uncover the root of the problem, focus on a solution, and help clients think deeply and critically about past and ongoing behaviors and habits. Use tested homework assignments independently, or in alignment with the Parenting Skills Treatment Planner Customize each exercise to suit each client's situation using downloadable files Help clients get more out of therapy by using time between sessions productively Tackle issues relating to abuse, depression, school difficulties, divorce, poverty, and more Today's complex family structures, combined with increased childhood pressures from school, peers, and the general culture, make parenting a more difficult job than ever before. Homework assignments extend therapy into family time, and facilitate constructive thought and discussion outside of the session. With 60 customizable exercises tailored to specific parenting problems, the Parenting Skills Homework Planner is an essential resource for the family therapist.