1. Say what you want to say.
2. Ask the other person what he/she thinks.
3. Listen to what the other person says.
4. Say what you think.
5. Make a closing remark.
From Skillstreaming the Adolescent: A Guide for Teaching Prosocial Skills (3rd ed, © 2012 by E. McGinnis, Champaign, IL: Research Press (www.researchpress.com, 800-519-2707