In today's episode, I sat down with Dr. Emily Kline to discuss how Motivational Interviewing (MI) can be used to facilitate healthy communication between parents and young adults. Often used in healthcare settings, MI is a communication style that focuses on making positive changes, such as reducing drug or alcohol use, taking medications regularly, and other lifestyle improvements.
However, Dr. Kline has adapted these techniques to help parents communicate with their young adult children more effectively. In this insightful conversation, Dr. Kline explains how parents can build stronger relationships with their children by using the principles of MI.
By approaching difficult conversations with curiosity, asking good questions, listening carefully, repeating back what you heard, and giving advice effectively, parents can create a partnership with their children that fosters mutual respect and understanding. Join us as we explore these important techniques for making hard talks easier.
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