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#11438/1945  ALL ABOUT FRIENDS - DVD
Friends are important to children, but what makes a good friend? Three age-appropriate scenarios show the youngest students that a friend is someone who make you feel good about yourself, won't talk you into doing something you know is wrong, and doesn't make it hard for you to have friends other than them. Grades K to 2

What is a family? A generation ago, maybe the answer was unambiguous, but today the word evokes a whole range of possibilities. This program is a thought-provoking and intelligent look at the changing roles, structures and functions of the family throughout time and up to the present day.

How do youngsters know when they are in a healthy relationship? Do they know how to stand up for themselves and their values? Teaching young viewers that healthy relationships are built on maintaining strong individual values is the goal of this video. Grades 3 to 5

This program looks at the American family in the 21st century and the notion that there is no single, one-size fits-all model, Increases in the number of women in the paid labour force, the rise in divorce rates, as well as developments in contraception and reproductive technology, are just some of the factors that have profoundly affected the family as a social institution. Grades 8 to A

What special burdens and challenges, especially emotional and psychological, are experienced by children with a parent in the military serving overseas? Fear, anxiety, loneliness, detachment? Children share their personal stories of what it's like. Stories focus on what deployment means to them, the struggles they have faced, and how they have worked through challenging times. The authentic advice they offer for other children will leave viewers with a sense of hope. Also includes downloadable workbook with numerous discussion questions and creative exercises that correspond to the film. *CC

The death of a friend, grandparent, pet, family breakup; such things can have deep repercussions in the life and mind of a middle school child. Some of the shock can be lightened ahead of time by exposure to the idea and to an explanation of loss and grief and the emotions involved. Young viewers are encouraged to discuss some of these things that effect all of us. Grades 5 to 9

#5851/1945  DON'T BE SO BOSSY!
Many very young children are just used to getting their own way and think they have every right to expect such from other kids. Others are the opposite. This video helps both to understand that assertiveness is a good thing for everyone but that also means keeping it in check is essential for any kind of relationship to actually work. Grades K to 2

#11447/1945  KNOW HOW TO SAY NO: Student Workshop DVD
The ability to say "no" to a friend without jeopardizing the friendship is an essential skill at any age, but for children in the early stages of forming and maintaining healthy relationships with peers, it can be a difficult lesson to learn. This program equips students with five easy-to-learn tips for saying "no" to peer pressure. Grades 3 to 5

#7375/1945  LISTEN TO WHAT I JUST HEARD! Rumors and Gossip
Kids need to start understanding early that un-truths uttered about other people can end up doing serious harm or hurt others deeply no matter how innocent the intent. Silly stories and rumors can take on a life of their own. Young viewers get the message from this video. Grades K to 2

This program examines some of the theoretical models therapist as well as researches use to study the family. Regardless of which of these models they use, family therapists and researchers work in a field that is not only personally gratifying, but makes a genuine difference in people's lives. Grades 8 to A

#7357/1945  POPULARITY: What's the Price?
Whether it's buying the right sneakers or throwing the right parties or hanging with the right crowd of people, there is often some kind of price to be paid. Middle school kids want to be liked and these days even more they want to be 'cool'. This video teaches them that they can and should measure what it is costing them to get there. Grades 5 to 9

#12160/1290  POWER OF FAMILY (THE)
What is a family anyway and what goes into making it a cohesive unit? Helping viewers entering adolescence to be more aware of these very important ties and relationships in their own lives is critical to their future development in more ways than one. Explains that aside from the 'traditional', families take many forms. Grades 6 to 12

This program explores both the obstacles and the opportunities stepfamily members are likely to encounter. During the course of the lesson, therapists point out that while there is no template for stepfamily success, families that value kindness, compassion and maturity generally fare best. Grades 8 to A

Gives young viewers some specific and relevant dramatized situations that show them clearly just how easily friends can get them into trouble, lead them astray, put them in danger. Also provided are techniques for resisting 'friendly' peer pressure that kids can use on a daily basis. Grades 3 to 5

Molly misses her best friend List, who moved away. Tony's cat Biscuit has died. Brett's grandfather has just passed away. This program helps kids understand their feelings, identify the people they can turn to for support, and learn healthy ways to say "good-bye." Grades K to 2

#11963/1945  STAND UP FOR YOURSELF: Assertiveness Skills That Work DVD
This program helps teens see that they don't have to have a good excuse, win an argument, or have anyone's permission to say no to something they don't want to do. It helps teens learn skills that will enable them to act in their own best interest and stand up for themselves. Grades 5 to 9

#11624/0788  THAT'S A FAMILY!
This award-winning video will stretch your mind and touch your heart no matter what your age. With courage and humor, the children in this program take viewers on a tour through their lives as they speak candidly about what it's like to grow up in a family with parents of different races or religions, divorced parents, a single parent, gay or lesbian parents, adoptive parents or grandparents as guardians. Grades K to 8

#9749/1945  WE'RE IN, YOU'RE OUT: Looking at Cliques
As kids head towards middle school age they start to develop their social and relationship skills. The idea of being accepted and part of a group of their peers takes on a lot more importance. It can be a very challenging time. This DVD/VHS combo offers age relevant vignettes to help young viewers assess their own needs to belong. Grades 3 to 5


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