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5 “WOULD YOU RATHER…” QUESTIONS TO LAUNCH A TALK ABOUT FRIENDS

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The last few weeks of August are a great time to chat with your child about kindness and friendship. If you’re lucky, and persistent, you may even learn what your kid would do when you’re not around.
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Ask your school-age child the following carefully worded questions to see how he defines friendship and how far he would go to entertain or support a new or trusted friend.

1. Would you rather learn a new skill from a friend or teach your buddy something you know?

2. Would you rather ask a new classmate to eat lunch with you at school to make her feel welcome or arrange a get-to-know-each-other playdate with her at home?

3. Would you rather buy a special gift for your best friend’s birthday or spend an unforgettable day together, just hanging out and having fun?
4. Would you rather attend a party for a sort-of-good friend or skip the party altogether to cheer up a really close friend who wasn’t invited?

5. Would you rather let your friend play with your favorite toy or let her eat the last of your favorite snack?

Tell us: What’s your take on homework? Please select the sentence below that best reflects your point of view.

Parents Talk Back
Tell us: What’s your take on homework? Please select the sentence below that best reflects your point of view.
Kids today get too much homework.
31% (15 votes)
Homework is important. Kids need to stay on task to keep up with the pack.
19% (9 votes)
Parents should be encouraged to help young kids with homework.
35% (17 votes)
Parents should encourage kids to complete homework assignments on their own.
15% (7 votes)
Total votes: 48