Below are just a few script summaries for each program — there are more scripts for each subject area.
Mental Health (ADHD; The Importance of Feelings; Counselling/Depression)
In The Counselling Game, Shawn James explains to his sister that he’s getting the help that he needs for depression, and that many people need help sorting out their feelings.
Anna Perry causes a bit of a ruckus in Shhhhhhh! She manages to explain to her friend Brenda that she is not disruptive on purpose. She proceeds to describe ADHD, and why it’s a little more complicated than not being able to pay attention.
Jennifer Hauser works on her talent show piece and explains why her learning disability doesn’t mean she can’t learn. Tutor Pals touches on many themes including vulnerability, capability, and singing ability.
Children of Divorced Parents
Brenda’s parents are divorced and she finds that even her best friend can have strong feelings about the situation. Brenda explains that it’s not easy at first, but then things change. Caught in the Middle shows two friends speaking honestly about divorce.
Bullying and School Safety
Eddie’s having a tough day, and it gets worse when his friend and mentor, Clare, insists that he share what’s going on. You’re Not the Boss of Me finds Eddie frustrated, but he soon finds out that there is a lot that he can do about bullying.
Kids off the Couch: Active Living, Balanced Lifestyle
Zach is a young man learning a lot about nutrition and exercise, and trying to form new habits as he goes. He’s featured in Don’t Just Sit There, Do Something, where Zach and Brenda have different ideas about how to spend their free time. Zach and Brenda are back in A Course in Obstacles where they encounter Mr. Robinson as he describes his obstacle course… of sorts.