Family Our Foundation The Thrills Joys and Challenges Lesson Objectives • To explain the importance of being a responsible parent in the future, and suggest ways in which we can nurture strong relationships and ensure harmony in the family • To reflect on the values and attitudes that we would demonstrate as the parents we aspire to be in future, and the actions we can take to put these qualities into practice now On a Scale of 1 to 10 Rate the level of communication between you and your parent(s). 1 10 Annex A Read Annex A and rate the level of communication between EMae and her parents. 1 10 Teen Translation • Let’s take a look at what Emae has to say... 4 minutes End Think-Pair-Share • According to EMae, why is it important for parents and their children to communicate, and to have heart-to-heart conversations? • What can we learn from the values and attitudes that EMae and her parents demonstrated? How did demonstrating these values and attitudes impact their relationship? Think-Pair-Share • Based on your ratings of the level of communication between you and your parent(s) versus that of EMae and her parents, is there a discrepancy? Why? • What actions can we take to strengthen our relationship with our parent(s)? Learning Points • Regular communication and heart-to-heart conversations are important for a loving, caring and respectful relationship. • Be appreciative of the efforts put in by your parent(s). • Consider our parents’ perspectives, sharing our feelings and thoughts with them, being honest, listening and acknowledging the advice given by them, and practising empathy can strengthen our relationship with our parent(s). Video Quote ‘Parenting is the easiest thing in the world to have an opinion about, but the hardest thing in the world to do.’ - Matt Walsh - Quote CCE Journal – Pg 42-43 What are some ways in which I have contributed towards building a strong relationship with my parents? What are the values and attitudes that I would need to demonstrate now as a son or daughter, and in future when I become a parent? What are some actions that I can take to develop and demonstrate these values and attitudes?