Who is an Askable Adult?

An Askable Adult is someone who is approachable, who listens, and who respects the confidentiality of the young person. The Askable Adult is clear about facts and willing to look for accurate information.Having a sense of humour is helpful; so is sharing feelings.

Part of being Askable is to recognize that teaching involves verbal and nonverbal communication, and that your child will learn not only from what you say, but also how you behave and react to situations.

There are a few things you need to address with yourself before you can be an effective Askable Adult.