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Say This, Not That: Using I Statements

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Using “I Statements”

Say This, Not That: Conversation Tips for Strengthening Family Communication is a mini podcast series with sample dialogs and guidance for parents on what to say and what not to say to improve communication with their teens. In this episode, learn how one small word can make a big impact on family communication. Discover the power of I statements.

Discussion Tip
Do you often start conversations with the word “you”? Think about how this may lead to defensiveness.

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Elyse Salek

Elyse Salek, M.S.Ed, is the Senior Manager of Center Operations at the CPTC. Drawing on her expertise in human development, Elyse writes about topics ranging from teen development, to peer pressure, to discipline. Her degree is in Psychology and Human Development from the University of Pennsylvania School of Education.

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