Have you ever worked multiple jobs? What did you do? How did you manage?
Have you ever felt "stretched" like you didn't have enough money, time, or energy?
What resources do single parents have? Where can they find support? Who can they turn to?
Katherine took a second job in order to buy her son a computer but it backfired a bit because her children were upset that she was never home. How do you, as a parent provide for your kids, while also spending quality time with them? How do you balance materials needs with quality time?
Katherine wanted to buy a computer but she didn't have the money. What else could she have done besides taking a second job?
Have you ever taken a job or a second job in order to be able to afford something? Have you ever saved up to buy something special?
What kinds of social or partner dances exist in your country?
Sara is helping to decorate the gym at the high school for the school dance. Are there school dances in your country?
In the US, teenagers have a reputation for being difficult to manage and sometimes disrespectful of their parents. They are rebellious in TV and movies. Do people have the same attitude about adolescents in your country?
If there is a traditional dance from your country, research it and make a poster or brochure explaining its history and cultural significance.
Write a few a paragraphs about what you would do if you were Katherine's situation.
Describe a time you "stretched" yourself or made a sacrifice for family.