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  • Topic of this Week: "FEELING (November 17, 2019)"

    Feelings and emotions are a huge part of all of us! Everybody has  different feelings, and it's very common for a person to experience  different emotions throughout the day as things happen and situations  develop.
    For young children, it’s  fundamental to learn about feelings. By learning how to identify their  feelings, and also how to process them, children can experience a  positive change in their behavior. If they are able to correctly  recognise their feelings and what's causing them, it will be easier for  them to manage difficult situations.
    However, In the process of  growing from childhood to adulthood, some of us unintentionally lose  touch with our emotional feelings. Somehow, our parents teach us to stop  responding to our feelings as we were created to. “That didn’t hurt.  Come on, get up!” a parent might say, as we fall and scrape our knee.  Or, “Stop that crying!”
     People say that All this is fine, as we  learn “survival skills” that help us cope in our family and which later  may help us deal with difficult friends, co-workers or authority  figures.
     Do you agree with this opinion?
    Let’s come to Advance this week to share your ideas ????


    1. What are some of the feelings that you have experienced recently? What causes those feelings?
    2. What are the benefits of sharing your true feelings?
     Have you ever taken actions by following your feelings and felt regretful afterwards?
    3. How often do you resist your feelings and emotions? Why would you do that?
    4. It’s said that “Control meaning, not emotions because feelings don’t  necessarily mean anything and they’re temporary”. What is your opinion  about it?

     

    Enjoy and have a fruitful discussion! 

    See you on Sunday at 3 P.M.!

      

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    SELF-WORTH (October 6, 2019)

    (21:25:54 PM 04/10/2019)

    Some years ago, one tragic story  shook me. One brilliant student in my neighborhood drowned herself after learning that her entrance exam result wasn’t good enough for her to  attend her dream university. In reality, one of driving factor which  instilled her foolish act is her parents’ words: “We didn’t make you do  anything, you just need to learn well. Why can’t you do such a simple  thing?” The question raised in my mind at the moment of hearing that  story is “Should one person’s self-worth be based on their academic  results only?”
    So what is self-worth? Self-worth is defined by  Merriam-Webster as “a feeling that you are a good person who deserves to  be treated with respect”. To put it simply, a person with a strong  sense of self-worth tend to be proud of who he is despite his own faults  and mistakes since he accepts them. As a result, other people’s  criticism or belittling words can’t take them down.
    In reality,  however, not many people are lucky to be blessed with strong sense of  self-worth. Basically, this need building from early childhood until the  end of our life, especially during turbulent times such as teenage  years and working life. I’ve seen many cases when children become  withdrawn after parents repeatedly criticize their actions. They end up  lacking confidence to communicate with others because their sense of  self-worth runs too low. Also, one of my students in his teens often  fought back the teacher for trivial things to cover his deep aching pain  of not being accepted by peers inside. I also see many women who refuse  to leave their husbands despite the bruises and black eyes they give  their wives. There is one fact that people with low sense of self-worth  are prone to maltreatment and withdrawal during their life.
    What  do you think of this matter? Come to Advance this Sunday to have  fruitful discussion and share your own experience. All your opinions are  valuable to us.


    QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION:
    1. In your own words, define self-worth. What are signs of high self-worth?
    2. What are the causes of people diminishing their sense of self-worth?  Do jealousy and achievement-oriented outlook play a part?
    3. What are the consequences of having low self-worth?
    4. Vietnamese traditional society didn’t promote people’s self-worth  because parents didn’t encourage their children to express their  opinions freely. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the  statement?
    5. How can adults increase their sense of self-worth?
    6. Parents should nourish their children’s self-worth in many ways. What are they?


    REFERENCES:
    https://positivepsychology.com/self-worth/
    https://www.wholelifechallenge.com/the-10-thought-habits-of-people-with-high-self-worth/?fbclid=IwAR0xvguz89TQlLoZDlalF1DdKu1fLEDDNFVJQsXvrfI6iN8XK0Vvj7jkH9U
    https://lonerwolf.com/self-worth/
    https://www.wikihow.com/Build-Self-Worth
    Prepared by: May Ng

     

    Enjoy and have a fruitful discussion! 

    See you on Sunday at 3 P.M.!

      

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    Address: Nguyen Cong Tru Secondary School – No. 8 Nguyen Truong To, Hanoi

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