Tag Archives: teaching

IS FICTION MORE THAN ENTERTAINMENT?

This response from J KIRSCH strikes me as so profound that I am reproducing it here:

This post brings up an interesting conundrum: why does fiction sometimes equal or transcend the ability of nonfiction to touch someone? People see a headline or a paragraph and are able to distance themselves from a real tragedy. On the other hand have that person read their favorite novel in which they lose a major character and they feel real sadness. Continue reading

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PARENTAL INFLUENCES

How does a mother influence her husband’s negative message to their son?

This situation is poison for a family.  The father may be abusive or alcoholic.  On the other hand, he may be well-meaning, wanting to teach his son—but he teaches all the wrong things.  The consequences can be devastating to a boy and last his entire life. Continue reading

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Filed under Characters, Conflict, Games, Influence, Relationships