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David Wright of the New York Mets

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Some suggested questions to ask after you watch the video with your son or daughter:

Question #1:

David describes the feeling of hitting a home run as being on cloud nine. What gives you that feeling?

Question #2:

He also says that baseball is an escape for him. Why do you think having a healthy escape is important? Do you have one? If so, what is it?

Question #3:

David says that he knew he had to be a role model for his brothers. Are there people in your life who look up to you as a role model? Who are they? How does it affect what you say and do?

Question #4:

Choices and decisions have consequences. What is a choice you’ve made that had a consequence you learned from? What did you learn?

Question #5:

David says that you shouldn’t change your values or beliefs to be liked. Have you ever compromised your values in order to maintain a friendship or to portray a particular image?

Question #6:

What does David mean when he talks about not being a chameleon? Have you ever felt like a chameleon in social settings? If so, describe the situation and what it felt like.

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Dartanyon Crockett – Judo Athlete for the United States

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Some suggested questions to ask after you watch the video:

Question #1:

What would you say is Dartanyon’s main character strength? What about him makes you think that?

Question #2:

Dartanyon’s father struggled with drug and alcohol addiction and it deeply affected how Dartanyon grew up. How would your life be different if you did not have a parent or guardian who was able to support you?

Question #3:

At Natural High, we believe that having a passion can improve all aspects of your life. How did wrestling and helping others improve Dartanyon’s life?

Question #4:

How has Dartanyon’s opinion of himself and his abilities changed over time?

Question #5:

Dartanyon says that there is always someone who can relate to your story. How do you relate to Dartanyon’s story?

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Bethany Hamilton

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Some suggested questions to ask after you watch the video:

Question #1:

Bethany says that staying drug-free was not a hard choice for her. Is it a hard choice for you? Why or why not?

Question #2:

Bethany lost her arm to a shark attack, which changed her life forever. She discusses how everyone has problems, including school, family and other issues. What are some of your small challenges? How about some of your larger ones?

Question #3:

Describe a small or large challenge you faced recently and how you dealt with it. What are you proud of in your response and what would you change?

Question #4:

Having a natural high helped Bethany stay focused during a difficult time. Do you have a Natural High, a relationship, or a responsibility that helps you to remain focused? What is it, and describe a time it helped you to keep your focus?

Question #5:

Have you ever been disappointed or dissatisfied by your natural high? How can you use Bethany’s story to encourage you to overcome challenges when your natural high seems to disappoint you?

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Jon Sundt – Natural High Founder

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Some suggested questions to ask after you watch the video:

Question #1:

Why did Jon start Natural High?

Question #2:

Jon says, “The high drugs give you is a rip-off. Older kids make it seem so cool and sometimes the media makes it seem so cool. But what I think is way cooler is a natural high.” Give some examples of the media making drugs and alcohol look cool. Do you think drugs and alcohol look cool?

Question #3:

How do Jon’s memories impact his decisions?

Question #4:

How do your memories impact your decisions? What is a specific example of a memory, something that happened in your life, that influences your actions now?

Question #5:

Steven’s daughter talks about her anger toward her father for using drugs. What are you angry about? How do you deal with it?

Question #6:

Why do you think Jon chose to use videos to help convey his message?

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Chelsie Hightower – Professional Ballroom Dancer

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Some suggested questions to ask after you watch the video:

Question #1:

Dancing helps Chelsie express herself. What do you want to express about yourself, and how do you share that expression with others?

Question #2:

Chelsie says that making sacrifices helped her to grow as a dancer. Describe a time you’ve had to make a sacrifice for something important to you.

Question #3:

Giving up something in the moment for something in the long-term can be difficult. Talk about a time you’ve had to delay gratification. Was it hard? Was it worth it? Why or why not?

Question #4:

Why do you think Chelsie believes moments of failure are the most important? Do you agree? Why or why not?

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