Trailer 1: Too Many Activities
We all want what’s best for our kids, but when does too much of a good thing become a bad thing? In our efforts to keep young people engaged, we sometimes let the schedule get overcrowded – and that can lead to stress. We may not always see it coming, but it’s pretty obvious once it arrives.
Trailer 2: Moving To A New School
What is it like to move to a new school? Exciting? Scary? Fun? Difficult? For most kids who go through a move, it's all of the above. Moving is a lot of work for adults and for kids, and starting a new school filled with new people can be overwhelming.
Trailer 3: Bullying
Nobody likes a bully. In fact, many bullies don't even like being a bully. So what can we do to take bullying out of the picture? Like most subjects, the more we know, the more we can do.
Trailer 4: Snail's Pace
Nothing moves faster than the digital world, as our racing friends are about to find out. Winning a race like this isn’t all about speed – it’s all about knowing how to navigate social media.
Trailer 5: Last One Picked
At some point or other, virtually all of us will have a moment when we are not the first one picked. Most of us will also know what it feels like to be the last one picked.
How we deal with that disappointment, and how we learn how to deal with it in the future, can have long-lasting consequences on our health and our happiness. The good news? A little effort can go a long way to building healthy self-esteem and to helping others.
Trailer 6: Think-Tank Cyber Bullying
Have you ever been cyber bullied? Do you know what can happen to a cyber bully? This growing problem needs your help, and everyone at the Think Tank is counting on you to put an end to cyber bullying.
Trailer 7: Truancy
Let's all play Hop, Skip, and a Jump, the game show that proves truancy is never a good idea. Join our contestants as they match wits (or try to) with show host Flynn Valentine. All of our contestants are skippers, one way or another, and it shows when they try to keep up with the questions. From low self-esteem to losing your driver's license, skipping school never leads to anything good - and it certainly can lead to something bad.
Trailer 8: Making the Grade
Resilience. When something doesn't go well, we need to be able to bounce back - to get back on track. That isn't always easy. In fact, sometimes it feels impossible. We all need to work on being more resilient, and we all need to know that it's okay to ask for help. Join our tardigrades, nature's most resilient creature, to learn a few secrets about how to get back on our feet when things don't go our way.
Trailer 9: Marv or Myth - Talking about Mental Health
Is it real, or is it a myth?
As our mythical creatures point out to us, they are very real, and so are mental health issues. We can't see mental illnes the way we see other illnesses, so we have to be on the lookout to make sure friends and family (and ourselves) get the right support to be mentally heatlthy.
Trailer 10: Build A Bear
Everything takes practice!
And that includes learning how to be assertive – how to speak up. It may come easier for some than it does for others, but it’s a very important life skill that we can all develop. Episode 10 will help to show you how.
Trailer 11: Negative Social Media - Riding the Pine
Have you ever tried something new? Of course you have! Everything you have ever done was brand new to you at some time, right? Maybe it went well, maybe it didn’t, but getting up off the bench and giving it a try is a great first step to take.
What about trying social media? Well, it can be a great way to connect with new friends and old friends, but it shouldn’t replace playing and learning. These are the things that Coach Hampton and her team are about to find out – and they would like you to join them!
Trailer 12: It's Written In The Stars
We each deal with the death of a loved one – and the changes - differently, but it’s important to know what is on the path ahead for nearly all of us who grieve.
Our three friends, Quinn, Cameron, and Olivia, are dealing with their own grief, but they soon discover they have more in common with one another than they knew.
Episode 13: Divorce Under The Microscope
What happens to a family when parents divorce? The answer to that question is probably different for every single family, but one thing is certain - life changes.
Change can bring opportunity, but it can also bring fear, sadness, even anger. As painful as those feelings can be, it's important to talk through them and to understand what you and your family are experiencing.
It's also important to speak up. Everyone in a family matters, and everyone should have their feelings heard. Use the Cartoonversation™ Card to get those voices going, and be sure to speak your mind and your heart.
Enjoy the cartoon. Enjoy the kids.