The greatest gift we can give our children is self-knowledge and awareness, along with excellent decision-making skills. I would like to introduce you to the TURNING STONEchoice (TSC) Program, which was developed to do exactly that. We teach students how to make choices, and to take responsibility for their choices.
In my own career, I have recognized that individual success and happiness are the result of the ability to make effective choices. The primary focus of the TSC program, therefore, is to teach individuals that they are in control of their choices and therefore, have control over their own lives. True self-esteem can only be the result of feeling capable of making effective choices. Confidence in one’s decision-making abilities is a fundamental skill necessary to deal with the challenges of teasing, bullying, substance abuse, and stress.
We believe that these skills need to be specifically addressed in our schools. In an independent research study of our program, classroom teachers reported improved classroom environments, higher academic achievement, and a sharp reduction in bullying. By utilizing our program, teachers as well as students will improve their lives for years to come.
Arthur W. Sagoskin, MD
TURNING STONEchoice Founder
Founder of Shady Grove Fertility Reproductive Science Center, the nation’s largest fertility practice
Clinical Staff Georgetown Medical School, Department of Reproductive Endocrinology