Saturday, January 16, 2010

Sue Scheff: Inside Out - Real Stories about the Inner Choices

Inside Out: Real Stories about the Inner Choices that Shape Our Lives

By Chandler DeWitt

Building character matters! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the decisions kids make during their middle and high school years have more impact on when and how they die than the decisions they will make at any other time in their lives. It’s during the teen years that lifelong patterns of behavior develop: the first independent decisions about tobacco, drugs, alcohol, sex, and even exercise and eating.

What are teens thinking? What impacts their choices? Here's a character education book written by a teen for teens – to get the conversation started at school and at home. Read real stories of everyday dilemmas and decisions that build or destroy character. Chapters are correlated to nationally-recognized character education words and include self-reflection questions and journaling activities. A stand-alone text or companion piece to Connect with Kids DVDs.

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