Lauren Weaver - Loyalty: Staying True to You!
This storyboard is meant to question what loyalty means to you and how you stay loyal to yourself, your values, and your beliefs. Meant to aid in counseling children and adolescents.
Music is awesome! Space rocks!
This is Ben! He is a 9th grade student at the local school. He loves going to school because he gets to see his friends, learn new things, and play in the school band! He wants to be a music teacher when he grows up! What do you want to do when you grow up?
Ben likes to learn new things. Music class is his favorite, but he likes other subjects, too. Science is his other favorite because it's cool. His mom and dad took him to the NASA Space Center last summer and it was awesome! Do you have a favorite subject?
Sounds great, Ben! Keep up the great work!
Everyday after school, Ben tells his parents about his day. They talk about what he learned in class, how his friends are doing, and if he needs any help with homework. Ben trusts his parents, and he knows they are always there if he needs them. This is what being loyal to your family looks like.
Ben's parents taught him to be respectful while staying true and loyal to who he is. He knows right from wrong, and has his own set of values and beliefs. So one day, when two older students offered him a funny smelling cigarette, he said "No, thanks." and finished washing his hands. They kept asking him, telling him not to be a "nerd". He politely says no and leaves. He knows not to take anything from strangers or even friends if he feels pressured to do something he doesn't want to.
Ben goes into music class with his head held high because no matter what someone says to him, he knows he made the right choice for him. He stayed loyal to his values and beliefs. Just because someone else does something that may seem cool, doesn't mean it actually is. Nerds are pretty awesome!
Ben knows in a few years he will be graduating high school and going to college. He wants to be at the top of his class and make himself and his family proud. To do this he may have to refuse to do things that other students do like drugs, partying, not studying, and skipping school. Don't let peer pressure get in the way of your dreams. If you have dreams and goals, staying true to yourself and what you believe is right will help you achieve them!
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