Talk to your kids about…
Jim’s father deserted him and his mother when he was very young. How did this lack of a father figure affect Jim’s life? What kind of role model was John Silver? What attributes would you choose in a role model for your life?
Jim felt a certain loyalty even after he discovered Long John’s betrayal. What is the difference between befriending someone and being drawn into their lifestyle?
How did Jim respond when he overheard Silver talking with the other pirates about their plan to take over the ship? What can you do when you feel betrayed by a friend?