Parent Behavior Checklist
In order to tailor our support to families in the most helpful and cost-effective manner possible, an objective assessment of a family's strengths and needs is the logical starting place. The Parent Behavior Checklist (PBC) was developed to contribute to this family evaluation process. The PBC is an empirically derived instrument developed specifically for parents of children 1 through 4 years of age. It was normed on a representative sample of 1,140 mothers and measures three aspects of parenting: Expectations, Discipline, and Nurturing. The PBC is efficient to use, taking parents only 10-20 minutes to complete, and is easy to score. Interpretation is straightforward and leads to an identification of parenting strengths and needs that can be translated into practical intervention strategies.