Just be honest & respectful, straightforward. Focus on communication, giving him feedback, with respect & honesty, when you are dismayed at something he says. (It will help if you break it down in your head. Don't just have a reaction where you seize up in horror & your embarrassment triggers fear & the urge to fix it NOW. Go through those emotions & engage them, so you are conscious of what the problem is, why it's a problem, and what you'd rather have happening. THAT's what you communicate.) Think of working WITH him, not needing to "break" something in him. You can engage him & offer guidance. How you proceed (opting for the force/control route or the more respectful route) will directly influence his responsiveness.
at 10:41 PM on Jul. 24, 2013