Tea Cup Illustration
by Tim Barley
Professional Speaker and Family Advocate
“Your value is based on who you are, and not what you do” is the fundamental message we illustrate to students with our tea cup analogy. Different cups represent how teenagers might see themselves and their peers: disposable as a red solo cup, replaceable like a mug, or invaluable like a tea cup. When children have the right perspective of their immeasurable worth, they also see others as invaluable; this mindset cultivates respect and empowers them to make healthy choices.