Say This, Not That: Conversation Tips for Strengthening Family Communication is a mini podcast series with sample dialogs and guidance for parents to improve communication with teens. Host Dr. Ken Ginsburg provides helpful information on why certain communication approaches work better than others. The series is co-authored by Eden Pontz and Elyse Salek with production team members including Eden Pontz, Matthew Rousselle and Michael Tatlow.

Effective Consequences

Make consequences teens will accept and understand.

Using I Statements

One small word can make a big difference in communication.

Avoiding the Lecture

Learn why lectures are ineffective and how to take a different approach.

No Nagging

Get results without nagging.

The Parent Alarm

Avoid sounding the alarm and jumping to conclusions.

Establishing Rules

Create clear rules teens will follow.