Parenting Interactions with Children: Checklist of Observations Linked to Outcomes

The Parenting Interactions with Children: Checklist of Observations Linked to Outcomes (PICCOLO™) is an observation instrument that covers four parenting behavior domains: affection, responsiveness, encouragement, and teaching. The instrument is designed for children from 10 months to 4 years old and is available in both English and Spanish.

Content

Domains
Parent support,
Emotional support,
Sensitivity,
Cognitive,
Physical,
Social,
Affection,
Responsiveness,
Encouragement,
Positive Involvement,
Adult Involvement,
Child Involvement,
Positive Discipline,
Supervision,
Control,
Mother Responsiveness,
Infants
Languages
English,
Spanish

Administration Information

Length
10 minutes

Access and Use

Price

PICCOLO Provider Starter Kit (includes user's guide and one package of forms): $60; PICCOLO checklist 25-Pack: $28

Open Access
No
Use in Research

Wooldridge, M. B., & Shapka, J. (2012). Playing with technology: Mother–toddler interaction scores lower during play with electronic toys. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology33(5), 211-218. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2012.05.005

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring