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COVID-19: Helpful Questions For Parents

COVID-19: Helpful Questions For Parents

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article One states;

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”

19 Questions to strengthen the character and resolve of the children in your care at a time when both character and resolve are most needed.

  1. At this moment, are you the master or victim of your feelings?
  2. Can you accurately identify and name the emotions you are experiencing?
  3. Are you able to soothe your feelings? What can I or we do to help?
  4. What Life Raft concepts are you using or need to action in this situation?
    (Life Rafts are listed on the Values and Virtues page in the diary)
  5. Which of these are you finding hardest to action? What can I or we do to help?
  6. Which of the virtues are you using or need to action in this situation?
  7. Which of these are you finding hardest to action? What can I or we do to help?
  8. At this moment, which self-mastery question is guiding or will best guide your behaviour?
  9. What have you learnt or are you learning about yourself, others and/or the class from this experience?
  10. What do you think others have learnt about you because of this experience?
  11. What positive message are you getting from this experience?
  12. What negative message are you getting from this experience?
  13. What advice are you able to give others because of this experience?
  14. What example of morally sound behaviour are you setting in this experience?
  15. What right and best advice would you give your family at this important time?
  16. What right and best advice would you give the Prime Minister?
  17. Can you describe one thing you have seen or heard during this health crisis that makes you feel good about people?
  18. What do you think will be the biggest lesson for mankind once this pandemic is over?
  19. Do you think it’s important that teachers, parents and students discuss world/community events, issues, situations that teach us about the behaviour of ourselves, others and the world as a whole? Please share your reasons.

Adapted from Wilson McCaskill, Play is the Way

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