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Keys To The Door

The Video Clips

Each of the following clips focuses on a particular aspect of ‘moving on’ for the parents we talked with. The clips build on the issues that they raise or refer to in the film.

Following each clip there are some questions that you may want to think about by yourself or within a group. A set of possible thoughts and comments - shared with us by parents and others can be found at the end of the questions. You might want to see if your thoughts and responses are similar or maybe you thought of something different, personal to you, that we haven't covered. 

If you are running a session using the clips you might wish to use the thoughts and comments provided as a 'back-up' or to further stimulate conversation within the group. 

Linda talks here about her determination that her daughter Kim has 'a life of her own'. Kim has two siblings, a brother and a sister. Linda was once a social worker. Some of you may be both a parent and a professional such as a nurse, teacher, care worker or an allied health professional such as an occupational therapist.

'To have her own mind'

Discussion Points

Reflective questions and thoughts on the challenges of being both a parent and working in a relevant profession

  • What is that Linda wants for all her children?

  • How does she go about ensuring that Kim has an independent life 'in her mind'?

  • How did Linda's experience as a social worker influence her parenting?

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