Great ideas from Project Reality’s Game Plan
Parents want to teach children how to make good choices
and decisions. They want children to say, “I choose
abstinence because I figured out this will help me to….”
Children can come to this decision if parents follow the teaching
suggestions in Project Reality’s Game Plan. Try using
the following steps with your child.
- Defining Goals – Students with
goals make the best choices
What are some of your goals for the future?
Have your children write down some of the things they would
like in their life fifteen years from now. Draw a cloud
in the center of the paper and list the abstract and concrete
goals. (good job, nice house, college degree, children,
marriage, family, dog, happy, healthy, successful, friends,
What would you like to do?
Have them write three possible career goals (computer engineering,
construction, government, teacher, doctor, trucking, business,
- Getting There
Look at the cloud with their dreams and the list of career
Will the dreams and goals be easy to accomplish?
When should you begin planning to achieve your future goals?
List on either side of the cloud the answers to --
Describe some activities that could make it difficult to
accomplish your goals.
(drugs, sex, alcohol, peer pressure)
Describe some activities that could make it easier for you.
(make plans, study
hard, good decisions, good friends)
- Draw Train Tracks – some decisions
you make as a teen can alter your life and knock you off
your tracks. Draw three arrows as you say, “It could
be alcohol, it could be drugs, it could be sex.” A
small car can derail a huge train.
- Think Ahead… If you choose to be
sexually active, is it possible that some things may happen
that you didn’t expect. Write down some of the possible
What can happen to my body
How I feel about myself
What I now think about
How it affects my relationships with family and friends
|Look at the list of consequences.
If you are sexually active, would all of these happen
to you? Could some of them happen to you?
|Pick three consequences that could
happen to you. How would they affect your future?
In life we don’t get to pick the consequences.
- Students often say that condoms provide “protection”
from pregnancy and STDs.
Is it Really Safe?
Do you think condoms provide complete protection from pregnancy
If a condom is used is it still possible to get someone
Is it still possible to contract an STD including HIV?
Why condoms aren’t protection! The warning label
on condom packages says,
“If properly used, latex condoms will help
reduce the risk of
transmission of HIV infection (AIDS) and many other
transmitted diseases. Also highly effective against
Examine the “Warning Label” Is the word protection
used? Is the word risk used?
Emphasize the condom company does NOT claim to provide
complete “protection” against either pregnancy
or STDs. There is still risk with condoms. (Game Plan)
Do condoms provide protection from any of the emotional,
mental or social consequences they listed?
Project Reality - Game Plan Abstinence Program
(Available in Spanish)
Coach’s Clipboard for teachers $18.00
Student Workbook $12.00
Mary Lee O’Connell, CRNP - 8/04