[ Quiz Script ]
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What are the greatest challenges in raising children in the world we live in today? What types of conflict occur within families (between siblings, and between children and parents)? What are three things parents and children can do to improve family relationships?
|I. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]|
HELPFUL TIP: Rearing children takes a lot more time and patience than most couples realize. Having realistic expectations is one key to preserving harmony (and your sanity) in a family relationship.|
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|II. Listening Exercises [Top]|
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|III. Vocabulary Activities [Top]|
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|IV. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]|
Discuss what it was like to grow up in your family in terms of how your parents raised you? What kinds of rules did your family? Did you think they were fair at the time? Has your opinion on these rules changed as you have gotten older? Do you think that children are harder or easier to raise in today's world as compared to life when your parents or grandparents were growing up? Explain.
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