Healthy dating relationships curriculum
By: Charlene Kamper MA, CFLE Grades: 8-12 Length: 11 lessons Health classes are an important forum for teaching relationship skills to teens — but the concepts can be difficult to communicate.
The innovative Healthy Choices, Healthy Relationships program simplifies the task with effective instructional materials that easily integrate into existing content.
You may want to try talking to the other person about how you are feeling. If it’s hard for you to stop spending time with the other person because you care about them, talk about how to make your relationship healthier or ask a trusted adult for advice. Sarah complains that Jenny is disrespectful and never asks if she can borrow clothes and other things that belong to her. You may get angry if they take something that is yours, go into your room, or bother you when you have friends over.
Talking calmly helps you to understand the real reason for not getting along, and it’s much easier to figure out how to fix it.
In healthy relationships, working through disagreements often makes the relationship stronger.
They discuss appropriate friendship and dating behaviors, identify and prepare for potential problems, explore the nature of mature interpersonal behavior, practice decision-making and problem solving, and learn other life skills necessary for overall wellness.
A recurring theme is the importance to teens of making informed choices about their relationships, their goals, and the way they live their lives.