You are working in General Practice and are seeing Julie, a 36 year old Chinese lady who has attended today with her 10 year old son Michael. She speaks and understands some English and tells you that when she sees other doctors, Michael sometimes helps communicate anything she does not understand. During the consultation you suspect that Michael does not fully understand what you are saying. Julie has borderline high cholesterol, and you want to discuss lifestyle changes.
What is the next most appropriate action to take?