- Understand different types of challenges within the family unit
- Discuss strategies on how to navigate these challenges.
Family dynamics: Joe's story
In this scenario, Joe is experiencing anxiety around starting secondary school and his dad’s potential job loss.
Watch this scenario in class and ask students to discuss Joe's story using the worksheet below.
After watching the video, using the scale, mark how much you agree/disagree with the statements.
Family dynamics: academic pressure
In this scenario, Colm is feeling the pressure of getting accepted to college. Not only does he feel pressure from his Mum but he also is feeling pressure from himself.
Watch this scenario in class and ask students to answer questions from the discussion prompts below.
What are the issues that Colm is facing?
What do you think is the most worrying for him?
Do you think it is something Colm can overcome?
Who can Colm ask for help?