ERIC Number: ED327794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Communication and Negotiation. Growing Pains: Sex Education for Parents. A Newsletter Series. Letter IV.
Polulech, Joan Burgess; Nuttall, Paul
This document presents the fourth of five newsletters on sex education for parents. The newsletters were designed to help parents increase their ability to communicate with their adolescents about sexual issues. They explore the origins of the parents' feelings about sex; teach the importance of a healthy self-concept and how to build it in the adolescent; unravel the physical, social, and emotional mysteries of adolescence; and develop some skills that will help parents talk about sex with their adolescents. The specific goals of this newsletter on communication and negotiation are to help parents: (1) be able to identify changes taking place in the adolescents and the parents that can lead to parent/adolescent conflict; (2) be able to explain the difference between Language of Unacceptance and the Language of Acceptance; (3) be able to identify six roadblocks to positive communication and ways to remove them; (4) list the steps in listening; (5) successfully use effective listening at least once a day; (6) be able to list the five steps in negotiation; (7) successfully use the five steps of negotiation at least once with their adolescents; and (8) be able to set limits with their adolescents cooperatively and specifically. The newsletter is presented in workbook format with spaces provided for parents to write answers to questions and exercises. It concludes with a reference list and a short list of suggested readings for parents. (NB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Interpersonal Communication, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Role, Self Esteem, Sex Education, Sexuality
Agricultural Publications, 1376 Storrs Road, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-4035 ($4.00 for set of 5; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. Cooperative Extension Service.
Note: For related documents, see CG 023 095-099.