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The Family

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

  • Do you think you'll be a good parent? (Or are you a good parent now?) What makes you think so?
  • Do you think people should take a test, attend a class, or receive some sort of training before becoming parents? Why/not?
  • Is it okay for same-sex couples to become parents? Why/not?
  • In some countries, the nuclear family is breaking up. Is this happening in your country? Please explain.
  • Do you think Mother's Day and Father's Day are good holidays? Are they important holidays? Why/not?

  • What did you do for Mother's Day last year? How about Father's Day? How about your parents' birthdays?
  • What skills and/or qualities does a person need to be a good parent? Why?
  • What kind of childhood did you have? Please explain.
  • How many children are just right for a family? Why do you think so?
  • Finish the sentence: "I wish my parents had..." Why did you choose this answer?
  • How have parents in general changed since you were a child? Why do you think so?
  • How have children in general changed since you were a child? Why do you think so?
  • Which is more important, where a child is raised or how a child is raised? Why?

  • Are children better or worse these days? Consider their behavior, their access to healthcare and education, their opportunities for the future, etc. Please explain.
  • Will children be better or worse in the next 20 years? Consider their behavior, their access to healthcare and education, their opportunities for the future, etc. Please explain.
  • Are arranged marriages a good idea? Why/not?

  • Do you agree or disagree? The main purpose of a marriage is to have children. Why/not?
  • When is a person too old to raise children? Why?
  • When is a person too young to raise children? Why?
  • "Spare the rod, spoil the child." What does this mean? Do you agree or disagree? Why?

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