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Are You an 'Askable' Parent?

Updated on 7/14/2010 03:09:36 PM

Read the following statements, and check the ones that describe you:

I...

show respect, value, and love for my children
realize that every difficult situation is not a crisis
want communication with my child, but I do not always know the correct answer
know that the most important part of communication is listening
don’t laugh or overreact when my child asks a question
don’t expect to be perfect and I know that admitting mistakes is a valuable lesson for my child
am sometimes embarrassed by sexuality, but I acknowledge the discomfort and explain it to my son/daughter.

How Did You Do?

Adapted from the American Social Health Association’s Booklet “Becoming an Askable Parent – How to Talk with Your Child about Sexuality”, 2006.