Contentious Issues: Discussion Stories for Young People by Marianna Csoti

By Marianna Csoti

Tough prejudice, sterotyping and judgemental behaviour, this quantity involves forty dialogue tales which replicate society and the issues teens face this present day. aimed toward selling dialogue and know-how, the writer demanding situations kids to contemplate occasions and the half they themselves play in lifestyles, therefore generating extra liable and independantly considering teens. particularly, kids with Asperger Syndrome or high-functioning autism frequently have hassle coming to grips with social occasions, in order that the tales during this quantity will be specially precious for these operating with such little ones. The tales are basically meant for workforce paintings, even supposing they are often used on a one-to-one foundation, and because adolescents take extra become aware of of what their friends say instead of adults, it goals to supply an invaluable discussion board for a mess of critiques to be expressed. No earlier wisdom of the themes is important and the publication comprises entire assistance for execs and fogeys.

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He didn’t know the others at all – they hadn’t even known his name and they made fun of him (‘white boy’). However, he was too desperate to cover up about his falling out with Joshua and decided it would fill his time. (b) Would you have been afraid to lose face if someone you didn’t know well challenged you like Jabo did Shaun? ) 2. Was it a good idea for Shaun to hang around with nowhere in particular to go? Would it have been better if he was with one of his friends? Hanging around aimlessly makes you stand out and you become an ideal target as a victim of any kind.

Many people have minor phobias that may cause them some distress but do not stop them from leading normal, everyday lives. When the fear greatly disturbs a person and interferes with his or her life, as in Rajesh’s case, they need professional help. 3. List any phobias you have. ) 4. How do you deal with these phobias? ) 5. (a) Do you, or does someone you know, have a phobia that interferes with everyday life? ) (b) What phobias do you know of?

Would you be too afraid or ashamed to tell your parents or guardians about breaking up with a friend? What lengths would you go to, to hide a disagreement? 4. What would you have told Shaun to do once he’d arrived at the shed and decided he didn’t like it? Or was it too late for him to get away? 5. Have you ever wanted to try, or have you already tried, something that an adult has told you not to or is dangerous? If so, what was it? 6. (a) Just because you can buy certain products easily, does it mean that they are safe?

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