Join our "Circles of Compassion" Humaniteam Here at Caring and Courageous Kids we are growing "Circles of Compassion." We invite you to join the global movement on awakening compassion in every thought, word, and action in our daily lives. How will you leave your heartprints today? In … Read more...
A reviewer comments: “...a must buy program for any school, church, residential treatment program or organization that works with children. The direction is crisp, the script is clear, the acting is wonderful and the kids are adorable. I was moved to tears of compassion on more than one occasion. This film needs to be shown in every school in North America and beyond. It is truly a program that moves kids from being Bucket Dippers to being Bucket Fillers and Hurray for that. I would to love to … Read more...
The mission of Caring and Courageous Kids is to awaken and inspire the hearts and minds of young children through adults to bring mindfulness and compassion into daily living with the intention to help stop bullying and start contributing to a more peaceful and compassionate culture in our homes, schools, and communities. We commit to get Compassion-Fit! Join our Circles of Compassion humaniteam! We invite you to join the global … ~READ MORE...
Really enjoyed your (conference) presentationI participated in the provider’s conference this weekend and purchased your wonderful book. I really enjoyed your presentation a lot. During your talk I emailed my child’s teacher because I was so excited to share what I had learned I am also going to share your book with our new principal as well. I am the autism specialist for our district and I am looking to implement a reverse mainstream program at the beginning of the year. Our District, CRPUSD, is just moving over to an RTI program so it is the perfect opportunity to really start talking about innovative approaches. Thank you for all your hard work. ~Jennifer Sobrero, CCC-SLP, Owner at Creative Pathways to Communication
Difficulty of reporting incidences to teachers and not feeling heardMy kids and I just watched your whole movie. It was great. Conversation naturally ignited both during and after. My 10 year old then requested to look at your book and didn’t put it down for the entire car ride into town. She also shared the difficulty of reporting incidences to teachers and not feeling heard. She would like advice on handling bullying that is done through gossiping where a child makes a mean comment to a classmate about another classmate. ~Jennifer Sobrero
If everyone saw this maybe trends could change & bullies change into proactively filling bucketsAwesome! It (Which Team Will You Choose?) does more than just creating awareness but gives people tools for what to do about it. And makes people aware that they need to look for it & be proactive & it’s not something that just happens, ie, “kids will be kids”. If everyone saw this maybe trends could change & bullies change into proactively filling buckets! Great job! ~Terri Wilson, parent
Strategies for the challenges we all face as human beingsThis educational film provides people of all ages strategies for the challenges we all face as human beings. Children must be taught everything and unfortunately you can not measure the social curriculum through test scores and state standards. But without these educational tools in our school systems the process of growing up in today’s societies will fail. We must always strive for peace and getting along with others. No one can learn in the classroom unless they feel good about themselves and not feel threatened. ~Connie Moyer, parent
Creating a peaceful environment in our homeThis movie is so very helpful. Not only to empower children on what to do if someone is bullying, but also what it looks like when you act like a “bucket dipper”. It had been helpful in my house with three boys, sometimes all we have to say is ” which team are you on”? Thank you for your work!
Excellent resourceThis video and accompanying guidebook provide excellent tools for any adult who cares for and works with youth. Videos can be powerful ways to learn and the guidebook gives helpful and important information for using the video to learn about standing up for others and dealing with situations of bullying. The author, Dee DiGioia, has a wealth of experience and knowledge in this area and it is apparent in her work. I highly recommend this book and dvd!! ~Ann Gettis, Jeremiah’s Hope for Kindness
A film to change your child’s lifeI highly recommend Caring and Courageous Kids movie “Which Team Will You Choose?” to parents, educators and therapists. The lessons are simple, easy to understand and yet so powerful. The format is perfect for kids. They gain important perspective as they observe how different children experience a bullying situation from within and then learn from the helpful and exceptional lessons taught thereafter. Additionally, children learn how to keep themselves happy and fulfilled and not let others bring them down. They learn how to stand up for themselves and for what is right. My own household has been greatly and positively impacted by this work. The lessons taught have deeply touched and improved the relationship between my own two sons who are very close in age. As an educator myself, I have seen a lot of great tools available for children. This tool however is one that I will use and refer to forever. While the focus is Bullying, the lessons can be applied to every relationship. The impact of this movie on schools and in our homes is tremendous. It all starts with one little spark of caring. I believe “Which Team Will You Choose” is that spark to start our peace revolution. ~Mellisa Dormoy, founder ShambalaKids
Empower youngsters to WANT to make a differenceMs. DiGioia’s Guidebook “One Caring and Courageous Choice at a Time” and her motivational DVD “Which Team Will You Choose?” empower youngsters to WANT to make a difference. It often seems scary to stand up to bullying ~ until you make the choice and DO IT ! Once we cross that line — choosing to care, choosing to courageously stand up for ourselves and others — it’s hard to go back. Be the VOICE ~ Be the HEART ~ Be the ONE ~ who speaks praise in place of criticism, who creates smiles instead of tears, who acts rather than stands idly by, who FILLS rather than DIPS! This video teaches kids how to be a true friend… we CAN turn the tide of bullying! Thank you, Dee, for the perfect tool ! ~Karen Howard, M.E.T.A. – Music & Expressive Therapy Associates
Can’t wait to start using your ideas at my schoolI’ve been following your Facebook page for a month or so and am so inspired! I’m a school psychologist at a K-8 school and our Dignity Act coordinator. I ordered the package (book/dvd) to use at the Kindergarten through 8th grade school I work at as a school psychologist and can’t wait to start using your ideas at my school. ~Kelly Alza
This film needs to be shown in every school in North America and beyondDee DiGioia’s One Caring and Courageous Choice at a Time is a must buy program for any school, church, residential treatment program or organization that works with children. This book is the “teacher’s edition” for the film, “Which Team Will You Choose?” (included with the book which was produced, written and directed by Ms. DiGioia. “Which Team Will You Choose?” demonstrates what it takes to Flip the Dip which means to go from bullying (Bucket Dipping) to true friendship (Bucket Filling). The direction is crisp, the script is clear, the acting is wonderful and the kids are adorable. I was moved to tears of compassion on more than one occasion. This film needs to be shown in every school in North America and beyond. It is truly a program that moves kids from being Bucket Dippers to being Bucket Fillers and Hurray for that. I would to love to see a couple of sequels for Middle School and High School aged students. Thank you Ms. DiGioia (di-JOY-uh). ~Ray Erickson – Author of Ten Tips to Tame Your Teen, Strategies That Work!