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What Kids Really Want to Ask: Using Movies to Start Meaningful Conversations

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Over 1100 middle-schoolers (ages 10-14) answered this: If you could ask your mom or dad any question and know you would get an honest answer, what question would you ask? Twelve themes emerged and this guidebook was born, using talking points and a now-classic movie for each theme to help families communicate around the children's own questions.

Winner of a Mom's Choice Awards -- 2008 Silver Recipient!

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Overview

Over 1100 middle-schoolers (ages 10-14) answered this: If you could ask your mom or dad any question and know you would get an honest answer, what question would you ask? Twelve themes emerged and this guidebook was born, using talking points and a now-classic movie for each theme to help families communicate around the children's own questions.

Winner of a Mom's Choice Awards -- 2008 Silver Recipient!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781889242316
  • Publisher: VanderWyk & Burnham
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     1
Definitions and Diversity     4
Tips for Using This Book     6
Movies for the Themes     7
Communicating with Your Preteen     10
Inside the Family
This Clan is Our Clan: The Extended Family     14
Parents Are People, Too: Each Parent as an Individual     24
How It Began: Parents as a Couple     36
Me, Myself, and I: Your Child's Beginnings     49
Love Me Tender: Support and Conflict Between Parent and Child     61
Roots and Wings: Trust and Responsibility Between Parent and Child     74
The Larger World
Everybody Needs a Friend: Peers and Friendships     89
What's Love Got to Do with It? Romantic Relationships     106
Making the Grade: School     120
Nine to Five: Work     132
Looking to the Future: Adulthood     145
Is This Just the Way It Is? Life     157
Acknowledgments     168
450 Questions That Middle-School Students Want to Ask Their Parents     170
Selected Readings and Resources     186
Activities Index     188
Book Index     189
About the Authors     192
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    What Kids Really Want to AskĀ is a recipient of the prestigious M

    What Kids Really Want to Ask is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.

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