Topic 12 ~  Raising Children ~ Choose the questions you like ~


Group A

1) Did your parents raise you well? What would you change in your upbringing?

2) How many siblings do you have? How did they affect your upbringing?

3) Did your socio-economic situation affect your upbringing? How? How do you feel now?

4) What do you/would you allow/not allow your children to do? At what age(s)?

5) What do you wish your parents had done that they didn't do regarding your upbringing?


Group B

1) What do you wish your parents had not done that they did regarding your upbringing?

2) Do you have children? Tell. Do you want children? Tell. Do couples need children? Explain.

3) Do you think we should raise boys and girls differently? Explain.

4) What do you think of the expression: "Spare the rod, spoil the child"?

5) What are the best ways to punish a child? Is physical punishment OK?


Group C

1) Is it possible to punish and refocus children by talking to them sternly?

2) Is it possible to punish and refocus children by talking to them kindly?

3) What are some of the most difficult problems faced by parents in your country?

4) How did you cope with sibling rivalry as a child? If you have children, is it an issue?

5) How do you reward your children for the good things that they do?


Group D

1) Are all couples who can have children qualified enough to be parents?

2) Which parent should give up a job to stay at home with children? Or not? Explain.

3) What kinds of things (would you do) do you do with your children? Why?

4) How do you/would you promote your children's education? How much do you/would you spend?

5) Would you send your children overseas for an education? At what age? Why?


Group E

1) Would you consider homeschooling your children? Why or why not?

2) Do you want your children to "follow in your footsteps"? Why or why not?

3) If you have adult children, what do you do together? Do you enjoy the time together?

4) If you have adult children, how often do you meet? Do you have honest conversations?

5) What would you change about your present family situation? What wouldn't you change?






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~ Making a Lesson ~


1) To begin with, in groups, in pairs, or as a class, select the questions you’d like to talk about. 


2) Then, in pairs or in groups, ask questions and share ideas in your conversations.


3) Finally, share your ideas (each individual) in a classroom discussion.