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ERIC Number: ED178193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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MANDALA: Developing Parenting Skills Through a Simulation Game.
Robinson, Bryan E.
A simulation game designed as a tool for teaching parenting skills is described. This board game, called MANDALA, guides participants through the process of rearing a child from conception to adolescence. Assuming the parenting role, players must cope with true-life experiences of their child. A throw of the dice sends players through the various stages of their child's development. Points are awarded along the way for coping correctly with problems, and one is encouraged to voice support of alternatives to various parent-child interactions as the game unfolds. The advantages of simulation games in family-life classes and parenting groups in lieu of more traditional educational techniques are discussed. The game format for MANDALA is presented and the procedures for playing are described in detail. Suggestions for versatile uses of MANDALA are presented. (Author/JMB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A