Discussing Family Roles, Dealing With Anger and Emotions and Coping With Separation, Divorce and Conflict
The Life Skills series was developed to equip the busy classroom teacher with practical and relevant ideas for enhancing essential life skills in individual students. This innovative four-book series aims to fill the gap between the frameworks set out by national bodies and the delivery of sensitive, yet meaningful, lessons in the everyday class. The materials are designed for middle to upper primary students, however, the ideas and information are appropriate for all school aged children.
Life Skills: Family Relationships book examines family roles and also discusses sensitive issues that may arise in family situations. It provides opportunities for students to explore feelings and emotions in a range of contexts as well as promoting strategies for coping with difficult issues such as separation, divorce and family conflicts.
Activities are designed to complement individual and class discussions. Many activities are designed for specific situations and are not intended as a whole class activity. Instead they should be used only where applicable or relevant. Practical activities include creating rosters at home, improving communication skills, reading stories about other people’s families, examining personal roles within the family and brainstorming strategies for dealing with anger.
Each book in this series contains extensive background notes for teachers, parents and students. Many sections contain annotated resource lists for multimedia, literature and general classroom resources. Extension ideas are given where possible and all activities are linked to student outcomes.
Author: Jane Bourke