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Talking Skills: Bob and Kelly in 'The Waiting Room'

The Episode

Watch an exciting episode of "Bob, Kelly and the Belly" to see how talking skills can affect the tone of a conversation.

The Aftershow

In the aftershow, Dr. Heitler meets with Bob and Kelly to watch tonight's episode and discuss how skills for talking may have helped (or hurt) their ability to communicate about a sensative topic."

The Basics...

Meet Bob and Kelly, a charming, animated couple who share ups and downs as they get closer to the due date of their first child.

Start by watching the episode. Then watch the aftershow, where Power of Two founder, Dr. Susan Heitler, sits and chats with the couple about what happened: how they succeed and where they can improve their talking skills.

As you watch the episode, see if you can spot any Crossovers, Insights or How/What questions.

As a reminder, here are the the skill concepts you're looking for with this activity:

Say it: Say what you want or feel, and your partner will be able to repond. If you hint or hope, or avoid talking about a senstive topic, the problem will only get worse.

Crossover: Telling your partner what they think or feel. Instead, better to talk about yourself and ask about the other.

Insight: Information about your own thoughts and feelings.

How/What Questions: The best questions begin with how or what because they elicit the most information. A why question is more likely to lead to defensiveness.