It Hurts To Be Left Out.
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.
This award-winning and engaging cartoon about two pumpkins in a pumpkin patch encourages thinking and discussions about how to deal with disappointment and low self-esteem while touching on the ideas of diversity and inclusion. It stings to be the last one picked, but with the help of our friends, Charlie and Stella, we can learn to apply a growth mindset and positive thinking to help us feel included and to include others. Watch Rocketoons Episode 5: Last One Picked to help your kids talk about dealing with disappointment and times when they don't feel good about themselves.