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Emotional Issues Videos

About Us - The Dignity of Children
(1998) 94 minutes 

This special program, hosted by Oprah Winfrey, features children from all over the world, as they talk about love, spirituality, their parents and their struggles with being the victims of childhood insults, like being called a nerd, and more troublesome issues, like being a teenage mother. In the end, this program reminds us that children are without a doubt so pure and so innocent and that our interactions with them can have such a profound impact on their lives.

Big Changes, Big Choices - Handling Emotions
30 minutes (Grade 5-9)

This program explores the emotional ups and downs of early adolescence and promotes positive, healthful ways of expressing and coping with feelings. Video discussion guide included. Grade level: 5-9

Emotional Intelligence - The Key to Social Skills
(1997) 29 minutes 

This program looks at innovative teaching techniques that are helping students to develop emotional intelligence and the social skills that will help them lead happier lives.

Franklin's Blanket
25 minutes 

Faced with spending a night away from home for the very first time at his Aunt�s place, Franklin takes comfort knowing his favorite blue blanket will be with him. However, the day before his trip, Franklin is devastated to discover he can�t find his blanket anywhere! Also FRANKLIN CAMPS OUT Franklin learns the importance of perseverance when he goes on his first overnight camping trip and must tackle new challenges without the help of mom and dad.

Is This Goodbye, Charlie Brown?
(1983) 24 minutes (Elementary)

Linus and Lucy are moving! Changes are sure to come when Linus, his sister Lucy and their parents depart for a new neighborhood. The front porch won't seem the same any more as Charlie Brown sits there alone. His hapless baseball team will have less-than-zero chance without its steady second baseman and crabby right-fielder. Truth is, it just wouldn�t be the Peanuts neighborhood without Linus and Lucy. Maybe this event that makes Charlie Brown come to terms with his feelings will somehow have the happiest of endings!

Kelly Bear Teaches Emotional Development and Self-Understanding
(1998) 22 minutes 

Children learn a vocabulary of feeling words, how to understand and accept their emotions, and positive ways to deal with sadness, loneliness and fear. Grade level: K-2

Let Me Tell You How I Feel
(2003) 14 minutes (Grade K-2)

Help kids develop the ability to identify and name their feelings and they'll have a skill that will enhance all their relationships at school, home and beyond.

Monsters in the Closet
(1998) 17 minutes 

Most childhood fears are a normal part of development. Viewers gain insight into the reasons for childhood fears and are provided with ways to help children cope.

More Life Lessons: When Things Don't Go My Way
(1996) 12 minutes (K-5)

Many children think that things should just go their way. But like it or not, there will be times when things won't go their way. What is most important, is that children learn how to deal with these situations in a peaceful manner!

Saying Goodbye
(1998) 16 minutes 

Designed to help students understand death as a natural part of the life cycle, this video uses colorful graphics and a host of interactive activities to answer children's questions about death and dying.

Sometimes You Have to Say Good-Bye
14 minutes (Grade k-2)

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." Grade level: K-2

What About Me? Kids & Grief
(1992) 18 minutes 

This multicultural video was created to help children who grieve, and to give them an outlet to reflect on the feelings and thoughts which are part of the process. Coming from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, the children in this video want to give others hope that they will recover and that you are not alone. Ages: 4-14

When I Feel Afraid - What Do I Do Series
(1996) 15 minutes 

When we are afraid it can be a paralyzing feeling, like when we're afraid of getting beat up, afraid when parents fight or afraid of what others might think of us. Using a variety of vignettes, children will learn how to evaluate their fear and then implement the best plan for a successful and peaceful resolution of conflicts. Grade level: K-5

When I Feel Alone - What Do I Do Series
(1996) 15 minutes 

Being a loner can be devastating for a child. Children who constantly feel alone may look for comfort and companionship in ways that are not always in their best interest. If left unresolved as the child matures, loneliness can be displayed in feelings of hopelessness or aggressive behavior. Grade level: K-5

When I Feel Different - What Do I Do Series
(1996) 15 minutes 

Feeling different is one of the more common emotions children will be confronting as they mature into healthy adults. Yet feeling different from everyone often generates a sense of personal insecurity, especially during the younger school years. Grade level: K-5

When I Feel Jealous - What Do I Do Series
(1996) 15 minutes 

Also known as the green-eyed monster, jealousy is one of the most powerful human emotions and one of the most devastating. When left to develop in the individual it provides one with the rationale to take without asking, to injure without caring, all the while denying, or being oblivious to the root causes of this self-destructive emotion. Grade level: K-5

Why, Charlie Brown, Why?
(1990) 25 minutes (Elementary)

The peaceful world of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang is disrupted when a classmate named Janice is hospitalized. When Charlie Brown and Linus visit her, they learn a sad truth: she has a form of cancer called leukemia. The news has a impact on everyone. Linus is deeply troubled, and Janice must cope with the reactions and misunderstandings of insensitive people. Now more than ever, it's time when friends need friends the most. There are lessons for the kids of the Peanuts neighborhood for kids of every neighborhood in this superb program that "avoids being scary or maudiln."

Wings for Success with Mother Goose and Bernard: Making the Best Choices
(2000) 19 minutes (Lower Elem)

This video gives your children skills to last a lifetime through an entertaining learning experience! Your children can learn the "How's" and "Why's" of self management with Mother Goose and Bernard through timeless nursery rhymes and best loved characters, vocabulary building, rhyming interaction and puppetry. Mother Goose and Bernard videos take children on an imaginative journey from responsibility and self discipline to setting goals and meeting challenges. "Making the Best Choices" opens the door to your child's understanding of important intrapersonal (self management) skills: Responsibility and Self Discipline, Concentration and Focus, Problem Solving and Adaptability, Choices and Consequences, Setting Goals and Meeting Challenges. Mother Goose and Bernard give your children their wings for success as they soar into the fun and learning of "Making the Best Choices"! is dedicated to building children's skills for a lifetime of success.

You Can Choose: Asking for Help
(1992) 29 minutes (Grade K-5)

Moose learns not to let pride or embarrassment get in the way of asking for help. Children learn: (1) that it's important to ask for help when they are having difficulties, (2) not to let pride or embarrassment keep them from asking for help, and (3) that everyone needs help occasionally, and that it's nothing to be ashamed of. Grade level: K-5

You Can Choose: Dealing with Disappointment
(1992) 27 minutes 

Missie must learn to keep perspective and handle disappointment in a positive way. Children learn ways of helping themselves keep perspective and handle disappointments constructively and that losing doesn't make them losers and failing doesn't make them failures.

You Can Choose: Dealing with Feelings
(1992) 25 minutes 

Tuggy realizes the value of being honest about his emotions.

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