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子育てについて語ってみよう

Let's Talk About Raising Kids!
あなたは外国の友人と、子育てについて話しています。
子育て経験は人によって様々であり、国によって考え方も異なります。子育てという共通の話題から、お互いの国や人柄について理解を深めましょう。
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Have you ever raised kids?
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Have you ever raised kids?

Now I have a son and a daughter. My son is a high school student. He is always playing a game on smartphone while he stays at home, and we seldom talk each other. My daughter is a junior high school student. She loves music and we often have a conversation, my wife complains that our daughter doesn't study, though. My daughter will take a high school entrance examination in two years, and it won't be enough time to catch up the level for her. But my daughter doesn't feel it. It annoys my wife.

自然な表現

Now I have a son and a daughter. My son is a high school student. He is always playing a game on his smartphone while he stays at home, and we seldom talk to each other. My daughter is a junior high school student. She loves music and we often have a conversation, my wife complains that our daughter doesn't study, though. My daughter will take a high school entrance examination in two years, and it won't be enough time to catch up the level for her. But my daughter doesn't feel it. It annoys my wife.

1. Use "his" to modify "smartphone"
2. In English, one say "talk to each other"
You are lucky to have the both of them. They say that the adolescent stage is the most difficult stage when it comes to raising your children. Do you agree? Why or why not?

Certainly. I agree that teenage is the most difficult term in raising children. They are willing to maintain a distance from parents because they want to be independent from others. Furthermore, smartphone makes it easy in these days.

自然な表現

Certainly. I agree that teenage is the most difficult time in raising children. They are willing to maintain a distance from parents because they want to be independent from others. Furthermore, smartphones make it easy in these days.

1. You might have meant to say "time"? This is the proper spelling
2. Use the plural form of "smartphone" because you are speaking about smartphones in the general sense
I understand what you mean. In your experience, what's the most essential role of smartphones in parent-child relationship?

Although it will be best for us not to give our children smartphones, it's not realistic. Almost all the students have a smartphones and they keep their contacts among SNS applications on smartphones. Students without smartphones never keep friendships with anyone. It will be better way to limit hours to use smartphones. Our family has adopted the rule to limit hours to use smartphones, my sun and daughter usually break the rule.

自然な表現

Although it will be best for us not to give our children smartphones, it's not realistic. Almost all the students have a smartphones and they keep their contacts among SNS applications on smartphones. Students without smartphones never keep friendships with anyone. It will be better  to limit hours to use smartphones. Our family has adopted the rule to limit hours to use smartphones, my son and daughter usually break the rule.

1. It's better to simply say "it will be better to limit..."
2. This is the proper spelling of the word "son"
I guess parents have the responsibility of teaching their children how to use smartphones properly. I mean, they have to be aware of the pitfalls to avoid them right?

I agree with you, and I often tell our children not to use smartphone over our rule. It's difficult for them to follow our advice. My son, especially, is always with his smartphone all the day. He is willing to watch his smartphone during meal. It annoys us.

自然な表現

I agree with you, and I often tell our children not to use smartphone over our rule. It's difficult for them to follow our advice. My son, especially, is always with his smartphone all the day. He is willing to look at his smartphone during a meal. It annoys us.

1. We use "watch" for something that is moving, and "look at" for something that stays still
2. Use the indefinite article "a" to modify "meal"
Okay, maybe he will adjust in the future. It's very normal fro teenagers to behave like that. Are your children interested in sports or club activities?

My son belongs to a football club in his high school. He has continued playing football since his kindergarten. My daughter is interested in music and belongs to a brass band club in her junior high school. It's a good for them to have something to devote themselves into.

自然な表現

My son belongs to a football club in his high school. He has continued playing football since his kindergarten. My daughter is interested in music and belongs to a brass band club in her junior high school. It's  good for them to have something to devote themselves into.

1. You can omit "a" to create a proper sentence
  • tough(大変な)
  • child / kid(子供)
  • parenting(子育て)
  • raise your kids(子育てする)
  • a personality(性格)
  • I'm curious about the difference in parenting styles between you and me. (あなたと私の子育ての違いに興味があります。)
  • How many children do you have?(お子さんは何人いますか?)
  • I'm working hard to raise my kids!(子育てを頑張っています。)
  • Raising kids is very challenging.(子育ては大変です。)
  • How's your parenting going?(最近の子育てはどう?)

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