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Life Coaching for Kids Packages

Standing Up to Peer Pressure package

Lesson 1 – The Power of Self-responsibility

They get to choose who they want to be, what they want to think, how they choose to feel, how they choose to act, and what they want to create - it is their choice. Share the story, Victim Victor Finds His Power and help kids learn to be “the boss of me”. After the story, step through the “Let’s practice” activity so your clients can see how taking responsibility helps them be more powerful in all areas of their lives.

Lesson 2 – Integrity

Integrity means doing the right thing, even when no one else is looking. When kids live their lives with integrity they learn to trust themselves and others can trust them too. This leads to power self-confidence and self-esteem as they learn that their word matters even if they are the only person who hears it.

I share the story No One Will Know Nelson and help kids learn about the power of integrity! Also discuss challenges to integrity and how to handle broken integrity. End the session with the “How red is the water” exercise.

Lesson 3 – Respect

In this lesson, kids learn that every time they are with someone they leave a “mark” depending on how they treat them. Treating others with respect means following the Golden Rule – to treat others as you would want to be treated. They learn that when they use manners and treat others with kindness, they leave “gold hearts” everywhere. I share the story, Make Your Mark with The Golden Rule. Have your clients discuss how they would handle the scenarios at the end of the Children’s Guide.

Lesson 4 – Self-respect

Having self-respect means giving yourself a “gold heart”. It means standing by your values and treating yourself with as much kindness, patience, compassion, and understanding that you would have with your best friend, your favorite teacher, or your favorite relative. Choosing self-respect builds powerful self-esteem. Share the story, My “Mark” on Me, and talk about the tips listed in the Children’s Guide to help kids learn how to develop self-respect.

Lesson 5 – How to Make Good Decisions

When children are born, their parents make 100% of their decisions for them – from what they eat to what they wear to where they go. By the time they leave home, they need to be able to make good decisions for themselves 100% of the time! As a coach, you get to teach your clients how to do that!

Knowing what they believe about key issues such as cheating, lying, stealing, using drugs or alcohol, engaging in sexual activity, and cutting class can help your clients stand against peer pressure and stay focused on their goals.

This skill book teaches children tools they can use to make good decisions and provides a platform for them to make a decision about many of the critical issues listed above before they actually face them. I share the story Charlie Chooses Charlie to help your clients understand the importance of choosing what they want for themselves before they are in a peer pressure situation.

Lesson 6 – Standing up to peer pressure

For kids, knowing what they stand for, choosing what they want for themselves, and learning how to say “no” to peers and “yes” to themselves is critical for standing against negative peer pressure. Share the story Copy Cat Cathy and discuss the five different types of peer pressure. Have your client brainstorm examples for each type of peer pressure. Also discuss different “no” statements and have your clients select two or three that work for them. Go through the “Let’s Practice” section and practice the scenarios. Role playing is a critical part of developing this skill because it helps kids identify challenging situations and lets them practice how to respond to them.

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