Why Should I? Wednesday | March 25, 2020

     Published on 3/24/20   Tagged under:    District News   

The Dilemma: Cheating

What’s the difference between cheating on a math test and lying about your age in order to save money on a movie ticket?  Use the link below to read about Brendan and the confusion he experiences when he is caught in a lie. 

Discussion Starter: Bendan's Dilemma

Then, ask your child the following questions:

  • What is Brendan’s dilemma?
  • Have you ever seen an adult or friend do something you felt wasn’t right?  What did you do?  How did it make you feel?
  • Who might Brendan have hurt by cheating on his quiz?
  • Have you ever felt like doing (or have you actually done) the “wrong thing” because you felt like it was worth it?  Do you still feel like it was worth it?

There are additional questions at the bottom of the link for more discussion!


Daily Social Emotional Learning Tips

Check the Syracuse City School District website daily for more Social Emotional Learning tips.

Why Should I? Wednesdays: Our kids are influenced every day at home, in their communities, and in media.  Peer pressure can exert a powerful influence because friends play such a significant role in the lives of our children. Teens begin to question the authority of parents, schools, government, and other traditional institutions.  Their ability to think abstractly allows them to establish their own identity, to include their own belief system.  Engaging our youth in discussions about moral reasoning can guide the development of their values and decision-making skills.  It can also allow them to show off a different perspective to a dilemma, one which you may not have considered. 

What can your teen teach you this week? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #SCSDCares!