Newsletter: January 2005

Building Relationship Skills NewsletterJanuary 2005New! “Communication Smarts: PREP ® for Teensis ready!(Free shipping til February 15 th! Save $25!)We’re delighted to announce the completion of Communication Smarts: PREP ® for Teens , the newest unit of Love U2®. This terrific program teaches young adults the practical skills of effective communication and conflict management for all their relationships.What’s particularly exciting: this material is specially adapted for teens from PREP ® the acclaimed, research based skills programs originally created for adult couples.In just seven lessons, teens become aware of the patterns that can damage relationships and learn ways to reduce those patterns. Just for example:

  • How to exit from escalating arguments,
  • Raising complaints and discussing difficult issues more effectively
  • Countering the “filters” that hinder clear communication.
  • Repairing relationships after a fight

And much more.Order now. Get free shipping (Save $25!) Offer expires February 15th!Communication Smarts: PREP ® for Teens costs just $249 (or $328 with the optional support materials). It’s a very low price for an entire course, lesson plans, a training skills practice video and other teaching tools – plus shipping is FREE if you order now.Look over the FREE SAMPLE LESSON online (, and I think you’ll agree — this is some of the most important material you can offer kids to help them during school and beyond.Best regards,Kay ReedP.S. Remember – there’s no risk – your satisfaction is guaranteed or your money is refunded. And stay tuned for “Love U2®: Baby Smarts”, coming soon .

See Marline Pearson explain her Love U2® program!Below is a link to a webcast from the National Governor’s Association featuring Marline Pearson entitled, “Starting Early – Talking About Healthy Relationships With Teenagers.”Go to andclick on the left Webcast Series Video Files September 2004.

The Dibble Institute for Marriage Education is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping young people learn skills which enable successful relationships and marriages. We serve as a nationwide advocate and resource for youth marriage education and publish materials which help teach relationship skills.If you are interested in viewing sample lessons, current research, links to relevant websites and a variety of relationship skills educational resources, please visit our website at Dibble Institute evaluates youth relationships skills resources and selects the best ones based on a variety of learning modes. In this way, our resources listed on our website are the very best of today’s youth relationships skills educational materials. There are a number of ways to purchase these materials: call or order on-line with a credit card; print an order form from our website to mail with a check; or fax a purchase order. To expedite your order, please use the credit card or fax options. Materials are delivered within 1-2 weeks. If you do not receive your ordered materials within three weeks, please call or e-mail us and we will contact you with the status of your order.The Dibble Institute is non-religious and non-political. Our activities are funded through sales of educational materials and services and through support from foundations, corporations and individuals. If you are interested in making a donation, please call us at (800) 695-7975.This is a moderated list. Replies are read by Jessica Pool, The Dibble Institute’s Customer Service Manager. If we believe your reply may be helpful to the recipients of this e-newsletter, we may paste (& edit for space) your reply and send it. Therefore, please indicate if your response is NOT to be shared with the list.This e-newsletter shares information on youth relationships and educational approaches. The Dibble Institute does not necessarily share the opinions expressed; they are shared for knowledge of happenings within the field.The Dibble Institute for Marriage EducationKay Reed, PresidentP.O. Box 7881Berkeley, Ca. 94707-0881(800) 695-7975(510) 528-1956 USE NOTICE: This e-newsletter often contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We make such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of youth relationships, marriage, education, legislation, etc. We understand this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of such material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond ‘fair use’, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.