Educational Center №1457 Form : 9а Teacher: T.A. Yadykina Moscow, 2008 - 2009 The period of becoming adult is rather difficult and many people have a lot of problems in it. One of the greatest is the problem of misunderstanding between parents and their children. It is called “The problem of Generation Gap.” How to overcome difficulties in parent - children relations ? Problem Situation : How to tell our English - speaking friends about difficulties in parents - children relations ? to work out advice for teenagers and parents for tolerant communication in our society. The steps of our work: 1. To make a sociological interrogation among our coevals and discover the typical difficulties in parent - children relation. 2. To study teenagers’ life in Russia. (hobbies, preferences, problems) 3. To study adults’ life in Russia. (hobbies, preferences, problems) 4. To make the causes - and - effects table of conflicts between the parents and their children. 5. To work out advice for teenagers and parents for tolerant communication in our society. To make a leaflet with the recommendations for tolerant communication. 1) I understand the parents’ problems. 0 11 69 6 2) I feel nervous and depressed at home. 6 23 47 10 3) I communicate with adults with great desire. 27 34 21 4 4) I am criticized by the members of my family. 0 7 37 42 5) I can trust my secrets to parents. 16 6 41 23 6) I consider that adults respect my own opinion. 7 7 22 50 a lways often sometimes never Causes - and - effects of conflicts between the parents and their children. CAUSES EFFECTS - Divorces - Constant earning living - Spending all time working - Indifference - Excessive control - Excessive self - confidence - Unwillingness to help and understand - Constant criticism - Intolerance - Disagreement - Misunderstanding - Distrust - Bad habits (Smoking, drinking alcohol, taking drugs) 1. Share the interests, hobbies and plans of your child! 2. Share the home duties fairly! 3. Treat your child as an equal person! 4. Don’t be indifferent to your child's problems! 5. Don’t control your child excessively! 6. Let your child wear the clothes he/she wants to have! 7. Try to make the decisions together! 8. Respect your child! 9. Remember you were teenagers yourselves not so many years ago! 10. Be tolerant! 1. Trust your parents! 2. Try to understand your parents problems! 3. Try to help your parents in the way you can do it! 4. Don’t be too independent and self - confident! 5. Remember you are the most precious thing for your parents! 6. Think you will be parents yourself in some years! 7. Be tolerant!