Contentious Issues: Discussion Stories for Young People by Marianna Csoti

By Marianna Csoti

Demanding prejudice, sterotyping and judgemental behaviour, this quantity comprises forty dialogue tales which mirror society and the issues kids face at the present time. aimed toward selling dialogue and knowledge, the writer demanding situations children to contemplate occasions and the half they themselves play in existence, hence generating extra in charge and independantly pondering teenagers. specifically, teenagers with Asperger Syndrome or high-functioning autism usually have trouble coming to grips with social events, in order that the tales during this quantity may be in particular valuable for these operating with such childrens. The tales are essentially meant for team paintings, even though they are often used on a one-to-one foundation, and because kids take extra observe of what their friends say instead of adults, it goals to supply an invaluable discussion board for a large number of reviews to be expressed. No prior wisdom of the themes is critical and the booklet comprises finished information for pros and oldsters.

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I didn’t throw it at the window. ’ Mrs Ng started to cry. ’ ‘We all work so hard. I didn’t want to make her feel bad about it,’ Hoi Ping replied. ’ Mr Eleftheriou said. ‘I had no idea,’ Mrs Ng sniffed. ’ ‘I’m sorry,’ Hoi Ping told his mother. ‘We do need to punish Hoi Ping,’ Mr Eleftheriou said, after a pause. ‘He could have blinded someone or knocked them out. Glass splinters were found all over the room. He was lucky the classroom was empty at the time. I’m suspending him for the rest of the day.

The counsellor asked. ‘I don’t know,’ Rajesh told her. ’ Rajesh shook his head. ’ Rajesh nodded. ‘Tell me about it,’ the counsellor asked gently. ‘It was in the summer. When it was really hot. I have to travel by train to get to school and then a bus. It’s often packed but I usually manage to get a seat. But this time my usual train was cancelled and we were boxed in like sardines. ’ ‘I knew I just didn’t want to get on. I thought I’d be sick or faint. ’ 60 SECTION 1 ‘How did you manage that journey?

B) What would you say to a younger brother or sister if you saw them playing with a spray can? You could explain the dangers – if you were aware of them yourself. 7. (a) What do you know about solvent, drug or alcohol abuse? Solvents: They work as aerosol propellants for spray paints, hair lacquer, lighter fuel and deodorants. They are also used in glues, paints, paint-strippers, lacquers, petrol and cleaning fluids. • Long-term exposure can cause (depending on what’s been used) permanent liver and kidney damage, blood and liver disorders, nerve damage leading to numbness and tremor and brain damage.

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