PBS Kids GO! It's My Life

It's My Life
Video Discussion Guide

Crushes

What sorts of things make a student have a crush on someone?
Good looks; a nice personality; a good sense of humor; being good at sports; being independent; having common interests

What do the kids in the video say they do to express themselves to their crushes?
Flirt; sit near them; come right out and tell them; try to make it obvious without actually telling them

Further Discussion:
One boy in the clip says that boys don’t really get crushes, only girls do. Do you think this is true? Why or why not?

Further Discussion:
Which do you think is more painful: having a crush and never telling the person, or telling the person and being rejected? Why?

What do the kids in the clip do when someone has a crush on them but they do not feel the same way?
Tell the person that they are “just friends”; avoid the person in order to spare his her/feelings; just come right out and say that they don’t feel the same way

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