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in Lesson 2 - learn communication basics and seven powerful
to get more daily needs met more often. Progress with this Lesson
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This brief YouTube video explains assertive "I" messages:
This article provides a way to practice forming effective "I" messages
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“I” messages are assertive statements which raise the odds another person can hear
you clearly. They’re called “I” messages because they focus mainly on
your needs and feelings, rather than on your communication
partner ("you” messages). Print this worksheet, and use it to construct
a mutually-respectful "I" message with an adult
or child whose behavior you wish to change.