Why use teaching tools and activities
with your child?
Parents who have a more interactive communication style with
their children are more effective than parents who dominate
the conversation with their children.
Lefkowitz, E. S., Kahlbaugh, P. Au, T. K. et al.
(1998). A longitudinal study of AIDS conversations between
mothers and adolescents. AIDS Education and Prevention,
Although parents want to protect their children, kids report
that lectures make them feel “unheard,” “intruded
upon,” “disprespected” and “stupid.”
Dr. Ken Ginsberg advises parents to use alternative ways of
communicating that a preteen can hear and understand.
“But I’m Almost 13!” An Action Plan
for Raising a Responsible
Adolescent by Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D. with Martha Jablow.