2 Parent Letter and Activities
Parent Letter and Activities
For use with Chapter 2
Dear Parent or Guardian,
Your teen’s health class is currently studying
skills for a healthy life. Students are learning skills they need to achieve,
maintain, and protect their good health. The topics include making healthy
decisions, setting and reaching goals, and building good character.
Questions your child will consider include: What
are the six steps to good decision making? What are values? How can we use
criteria to evaluate difficult situations and make the best decisions possible?
What is included in a goal-setting plan? How do setting and achieving goals
help us? What is good character?
With your help, your student will explore these topics with confidence and
find answers that will provide information for making healthful choices. Your
participation in the exploration of this material is vital.
To support and
extend our classroom work, please set aside some time during the next few weeks
to complete one or more of the following activities with your child.
- Discuss a decision made by a character in a book, play, or television
program that you and your teen are familiar with. What were the consequences
of the decision? How does your teen evaluate the person’s choice? How
do you evaluate the decision?
- Tell your teen about an experience you had in
setting and achieving a goal. Describe the process you used in planning your
strategy. Be sure to describe how it felt when you achieved your goal.
- Who does
your child know who shows the quality of good character? Ask him or her to
describe this person in ten words. How many of these words can your teen
apply to himself or herself?
Any other activities you believe will help your
teen to develop the skills needed to be healthy, that will improve his or
her decision-making and goal-setting skills, and that will help develop good
character will be a welcome addition to our efforts here. Thank you for supporting
our classroom work. As always, please feel free to contact me.