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  • MagaCarter

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    May 9, 2020 at 4:50 am
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    If the Para town is smallish paras could mentor each other. Like a grandparents’ friend if they know the grandchildren could on occasion mentor the said grandchildren. Or a teen baby-sitter could mentor the children they baby-sat. If needed to be (like if a teen is getting an adopted sibling they might ask an younger kid how to be a big sibling)

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  • sweetchilli

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    May 9, 2020 at 5:12 am
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    I’m kind of interested but I’m not sure I know what you mean. What would this look like? I don’t like the image in my head of ts4 sims “mentoring”; standing next a child waving their arms and muttering a little. Would the mentor actively engage in the present activity, like shooting hoops with the child or holding the handlebars while they learn to ride a bike? That’s the kind of mentoring I could get behind.

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    • MagaCarter

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      May 9, 2020 at 3:19 pm
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      I’m re-watching Arthur at the moment. Occasionally with epsoides of them people of all ages-except for babies- mentor each other. Friends of Arthur’s twp grandparents on either side of the family mentor him and D.W. Francine’s older sister Katherine who is an occasional baby-sitter for Arthur and D.W mentors them on occasion. Sometimes Arthur or another 3rd-grade kid- mentors a bigger kid.

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    • sweetchilli

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      May 10, 2020 at 2:45 am
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      I want to be with you on this but this is all still very vague. What specific actions do they do in the show that you want to have in Paralives? What is “mentoring” to you?

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    • MagaCarter

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      May 10, 2020 at 4:37 pm
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      How difficult is it to understand what the term MENTORING means even wonbit BELOW you understands what I bloody mean!!


      Definition of Mentor: advise or train someone


      In Arthur – Grandma Read’s friend (who also happens to be the cafeteria lady) sometimes mentors Arthur and his friends (or any whatever grade Molly and the others are), Sometimes Arthur (or one of the 3rd-graders) sometimes mentors Binky (yes Binky is a 3rd grader but since he was held back-he still is technically an older kid) or some other older character (Molly/Rattles,etc). Francine’s teen sister Catherine when she occasionally baby-sits Arthur and D.W. she sometimes (tries) to mentor Arthur’s group.


      THAT is what I mean by MENTORING

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    • sweetchilli

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      May 11, 2020 at 5:42 am
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      Hey, please keep things nice, I have no beef with you and I’m not trying to. I apologise for being unclear in my posts and the frustration that appears to have caused you. Let me elaborate on what I’m trying to say. I know the definition of mentoring. What I don’t know is specifically what you want to appear in the game. Mentoring encapsulates a broad variety of behaviours. I don’t want mentoring if my older para is just going to stand there while my younger para does stuff. Saying x charactor mentors y character in a show doesn’t illustrate to me what is actually occurring. Is x speaking to or consoling y, maybe offering advice? Is x passively imparting knowledge to y, or demonstrating? What does x mentor y in? Is mentoring emotional or intellectual, or both? How is x’s behaviour affecting y? What do I see visually when x mentors y? This last in particular because the visual representation of the mentoring is an essential part of gameplay and a deal breaker for me if it’s not engaging. I’m just trying to encourage you to elaborate on how this mechanic works in a game, rather than what it is and what it means for a real person in real life.

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  • amandac

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    May 9, 2020 at 9:39 am
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    I would like it if paras that children/teens know (extended family members, neighbors, etc.) could help them with homework, teach them to read, teach them a new hobby, teach them to drive, cook, shoot hoops, etc.

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  • wonbit

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    May 9, 2020 at 11:41 am
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    This would be very cute. To me this feature would include things like an older para standing behind a teen and giving them indications on how to cook as they sloppily do what they’re told, younger paras getting help while fishing by having someone older pull the fishing rod with them once they’ve got a catch, etc. It’d be nice to see paras bond over that and, if a para has no one to teach them, they could just look like they’re struggling while trying to figure things out by themselves when performing a new task, but also become more independent.

    It would even be refreshing if paras of any age could mentor each other too (except babies, as you say in the thread title). Like a kid who is skilled at something could teach their same-aged friend new things, or an adult can teach an adult friend of theirs to do something simple like cooking if their friend grew up sheltered and lacks certain life skills.

    I feel that this way paras could kind of influence each others’ lives a bit more and the way they were raised would affect how dependent they are or how they function.

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    • Jinxin

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      May 9, 2020 at 12:08 pm
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      Sometimes the mentor gets frustrated and does it themself lol.

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    • MagaCarter

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      May 9, 2020 at 3:21 pm
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      I got the idea from the TV show Arthur

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  • bailey

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    May 9, 2020 at 3:42 pm
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    I would love to see older Paras teaching the younger ones how to do things. But I don’t see why babies should be excluded. I think it would adorable if toddlers and older kids could try to teach babies to crawl, walk, talk, play with certain toys, etc. How adorable would that be.

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    • MagaCarter

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      May 9, 2020 at 4:46 pm
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      I meant babies couldn’t mentor the other people- that’s what I was excluding them from.

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  • cakeefeatured

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    May 10, 2020 at 9:06 pm
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    This would also be really great for those para kids who’s parents may work all the time or may be single parent households with siblings, the older siblings could pitch in and fulfill that role that parents may not be there to do.

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