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Conflicting responsibilities - Voxpops 1


Children talk about times when they've sensed conflicting responsibilities or have felt pulled in two different directions.

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  1. Conflicting responsibilities - Teacher's notes


I've been torn in two different directions before because I've got two lots of really good friends, but they don't like each other... and one's come round and I've said I'm going to play out with the others... so I don't know who to play out with.

My friend wanted me to sleep at her house on Friday... but then I wanted to go to a disco... but I didn't know which one to choose.

When I was just about to go out on my bike my mum said to me 'You have to do your homework' and I said 'OK I'll do my homework'... so I did my homework... and then I was just about to go out again and then she said 'Oh! the lawn's in a state - can you do the lawn?'

My Nan and my Grandma live opposite each other, so when you go in the car you don't know which one to visit first... you feel really torn.

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