Over the years, parents from Canada and across the United States have telephoned me to talk about their own child or adolescent rearing concerns. If you wish to do so, please call 510-665-5513. Dialogue that allows me to ask specific questions, and permits you to clarify interpersonal parenting dynamics, works. The exchange of e-mails does not lend itself to responsive and accurate interpersonal communication. Both of these elements are essential if you, as parent, are to receive and understand the suggestions you may want from me.