(Read this: The Truth About Who Controls Your Fate)The weak man chooses to see the hardships that come into his life as a curse, as things that happen to him out of some form of celestial spite, and rather than working hard and acting with self-reliance, he pouts and cries and curses the world that has cursed him.
It’s important to understand the power you hold over your life, which is the power to react to whatever happens however you like.
Exceptional acting/role playing help to make each video credible and viewers will relate to the teens being portrayed as they are very recognizable and could be part of their own family.
The 24-page teacher’s guide lists National Health Education Standards addressed and includes student activities, fact sheets, a list of pertinent websites.
A non-judgmental, non-preachy approach to the topic.
Also offering advice on how to recognize warning signs (a “Brittny’s Story” segment details an abusive situation), and get help, this is highly recommended. Williams-Wood Video Librarian Highly Recommended The DVD’s considered for this review, all youth related programs that spotlight and confront issues that teenagers tackle on a daily basis, includes Each video educates students on how to prevent unhealthy interactions with others by understanding the issues at hand, along with having the power and skills to set boundaries and “just say no.” Video reenactments of teenagers coping with different sensitive situations add to the eye-opening explanations of topics concerning gender stereotypes, media safety, teen violence, sexual harassment, and peer pressure.
Consideration and careful reflection is given in revealing the stories of victims who have battled emotional anguish and misfortune from schoolmates.
Warning signs of abusive relationships are explained and tips for seeking help are provided.
The teens profiled and those describing relationship qualities are well-spoken but not overly scripted as they describe both positive and negative aspects of a relationship.Narratives pertaining to teens who have struggled to get through these various life changing events are very moving.Each video smartly confronts teenage problems and gives real advice and hope on how to change the outcomes and build peer interactions that are healthy and respectful.It’s becoming more and more apparent that each man has the same amount of control over his life; be it his present or his destiny.This control comes in the form of a decision: how we react to the events, good and bad, that occur in our lives.It can be the pain of persisting in a seemingly endless fashion.