Comedian Bill Cosby used his wry humor and stories of his childhood to focus the attention of the thousands in the Myriad Convention Center on the seriousness of communication, at the recent Oklahoma City Safe Schools Summit where APA unveiled the new parent component of the "Warning Signs" campaign.
"In my day, my parents didn't knock on my bedroom door, because they had this strange notion that it was their house," he said.
"There was a hole and cracks in my wall where my dad kicked open the door and the doorknob hit the wall. That was his knock."
In a serious vein, Cosby remembered the talks he had with his grandfather and he told the audience: "You have to ask yourself, people: what have you got to lose by talking about things?"
Urging parents to get involved in their children's lives, Cosby said, "We are not going to accept any more parents who don't know what their children are doing."