You Can Choose Series (10 parts)

Subject: 
Self help skills - self esteem
Minutes Long: 
30 each

This series by Comedian / Child & Teen Counsellor Michael Pritchard is an entertaining and thought provoking video series designed to help children develop a range of important life skills and a healthy self-esteem. Each episode presents an imaginative skit in which one character makes a tough choice with the help of a group of real elementary school children.

 PART 1.  COOPERATION: With his singing quartet at stake, Moose discovers he cannot always have his own way and learns some valuable skills for working harmoniously with others.

 PART 2.  BEING RESPONSIBLE: Rhonda Bird has to choose whether to go off on a fun weekend or follow through on her commitments to work on a class project.

 PART 3.  DEALING WITH FEELINGS: Afraid to go on a weekend camp-out, Tuggy Turtle discovers the importance of accepting his feelings and dealing with them honestly and positively.

 PART 4.  SAYING NO: When her best friend pressures her to smoke cigarettes, Missie Mouse has to choose whether to say “no'' to a friend or do something she knows is wrong.

 PART 5.  DOING THE RIGHT THING: Rhonda and Fiona discover that doing what is right feels a lot better than doing what they can get away with.  When they find a lost wallet on the playground, the girls struggle with the temptation to spend the money before finally concluding that it is not theirs to spend.

 PART 6.  DEALING WITH DISAPPOINTMENT: Missie Mouse must learn to keep perspective and handle disappointments in a positive way.  When her baseball team falls into last place Missie almost gives up the game before realizing that losing is not the same thing as being a loser.

 PART 7.  APPRECIATING YOURSELF: Tuggy learns that being himself is a lot better than pretending to be something he is not.  When Tuggy becomes troubled by feelings ofinadequacy, his friends help him to recognize and appreciate his positive inner qualities.

 PART 8.  ASKING FOR HELP: Moose learns not to let pride or embarrassment get in the way of asking for help.  After ruining a group science project, Moose finds that the only good way to cope with his “secret'' reading problem is to get the help he needs to overcome it.

 PART 9.  BEING FRIENDS: Rhonda, Missie, and Fiona learn about the complex nature of friendship.  When Missie is not invited to the “in'' party, the three girls are forced to deal with the differences in their relationships with each other.

 PART 10.  RESOLVING CONFLICTS: Tuggy and Rhonda learn that there are ways to resolve disagreements without fighting.  When a dispute between them puts their class art project in jeopardy, Tuggy and Rhonda learn to work out interpersonal conflicts in a peaceful and positive way.

 

Produced By: 
Nestle's Production - Kenra Video Dist.
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