Posted by: a2cristina | November 16, 2010




1.     How can you define a “modern” family”? What about a “traditional” family?


2.     In what way(s) have families changed over the last forty or fifty years?


3.     What were the positive aspects of families forty or fifty years ago? What are the positive aspects of modern families?


4.     What was the downside of traditional families? Are there any downsides to modern families?


5.     How easy is it for you to talk with each of the following people: father, mother, children, brothers and sisters, grandparents, friends. In your opinion, how easy was it to talk to your parents fifty years ago?


6.     If you could change one thing about the dynamics in family relations, what would it be? (e.g. time spent together, communication style, rules…)


7.     Which is the person in your family who has had the greatest influence on you?


8.     In your family did / do you:


  • Have leisure activities that you shared as a family?
  • Each have your own leisure activity that you pursue(d) individually?
  • Have no particular leisure activities?


9.     Do you agree or disagree with the following statements?


  • Children get into trouble because their parents punish them too much.
  • The trouble with most children nowadays is that their parents are too easy with them.


  • Many of the unhappy things in people’s lives are partly due to bad luck.
  • People’s misfortunes result from the mistakes they make.


  • Heredity plays a major role in determining one’s personality.
  • It is one’s experiences in life which determine what people are like.

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