National studies warn that many of today's teens have failed to develop vital emotional abilities they will need to go through life. Some of these emotional abilities are handling conflict, planning ahead, resisting anxiety, and learning to control hot-tempered reactions. Using real life scenarios, this program actually teaches students emotional self-control by showing them four basic ways to evaluate their own feelings and understand when they might be moving in the wrong direction. Teenagers will learn to: check their feelings, stop and think about what they want to say or do, consider the other person's perspective and lastly, act in a way that makes them proud. The program also emphasizes a wide range of crucial concepts like: impulse control, managing anger and anxiety, empathy, sensitivity, and conflict resolution. Extensive activities and assignments in the teacher's resource book coordinate with frequent discussion pauses in the video for class participation to reinforce skills spotlighted in the video.
video, plus teacher’s resource book, student handouts in digital format