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A Few Questions for Father's Day

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Discuss or debate the questions below. Remember to support your answers!

  • Do you ever do anything particularly special for Father's Day? If yes, what do you do?
  • Has there ever definitively been an all time best Father's Day for you? If yes, please explain.
  • Do you think that Father's Day constitutes just one more Hallmark holiday? Is it a complete waste of time? Why/not?
  • Do you think you are (or will be) a good dad? Discuss your strengths and shortcomings, and how they apply to your idea of fatherhood.
  • Although no one is perfect, do you have a specific regret about your dad? Do you perhaps wish that he had done (or hadn't done) something? Please explain.

  • What is the meaning of Father's Day?
  • How, when, and where did Father's Day get its start? If you don't know, speculate on possible answers.
  • How do the majority of people celebrate Father's Day in your country?
  • When was the last time you hung out with your dad? What did you do?
  • When was the last time you told your dad that you cared about him?
  • If you possessed the power to grant one wish for your dad, what would you give him?
  • What qualities are essential to be a great father?

  • Can you think of any famous fathers from history? What makes them noteworthy?
  • Can you think of any famous fathers from TV and movies? Why are they famous or perhaps just memorable?
  • Can you think of any famous fathers from literature? What qualities do they have which make them timeless?

  • Let's say that you have to introduce your dad at a large banquet. You stand up, get everyone's attention, and begin. What exactly do you say? Give a two minute impromptu speech to your partner.
  • How has the role of a father changed in the past fifty years? Compare then and now, then decide which is better.
  • If you had to state one was more important than the other, would you say a mother's role is more important than a father's role, or vice-versa? Why?
  • Which is more important, a biological father or a man who raises a child? Why do you think so?
  • Do you agree or disagree? Because of modern science, dads won't be necessary someday.

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