Foundations of a healthy relationship[1]


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Foundations of a healthy relationship[1]

  1. 1. Foundations of Healthy Relationships<br />Cooperation and Compromise<br />
  2. 2. Bell Ringer (5 min)<br />Describe your relationship (s) with your siblings and/or closest friends. How do you get along? How do you work through disagreements?<br />Keep journals out!<br />
  3. 3. Relationships<br /><ul><li>Relationship: a bond or connection you have with other people.
  4. 4. Friendship: a significant relationship between two people that is based on trust, caring, and consideration.
  5. 5. Citizenship: the way you conduct yourself as a member of the community.</li></li></ul><li>Sandra Bullock Video Clips (10 minutes)<br /><ul><li>Sandra Bullock is just one person, but she has played many different roles. Is that true for all of us?
  6. 6. Do we all play different roles in the relationships we have throughout our lives?
  7. 7. Do the roles we play ever change?</li></li></ul><li>The Roles we Play<br />Role: a part you play in your relationships<br /><ul><li>Examples of the roles I play</li></li></ul><li>Mrs. Day’s Roles<br />Roles Mrs. Day Plays Now:<br /><ul><li>Sister
  8. 8. Daughter
  9. 9. Wife
  10. 10. Mother
  11. 11. Friend
  12. 12. Student
  13. 13. Teacher
  14. 14. Aunt
  15. 15. Church member
  16. 16. Community member
  17. 17. Cousin</li></ul>Roles Mrs. Day has Played Before:<br />Employee<br />Girlfriend<br />Fiancé<br />Team captain<br />Team member<br />Class president<br />Class member<br />Volunteer<br />Someone’s date<br />Tutor<br />Care-giver/ Pet-owner<br />
  18. 18. Skills for building relationships<br />Communication: the exchange of thoughts, feelings, and beliefs between two or more people.<br />Cooperation: working together for the good of all.<br />Compromise: a problem-solving method in which each participant gives up something to reach a solution that satisfies everyone.<br />
  19. 19. Two “C”s of Healthy Relationships<br />Cooperation and Compromise<br />Cheaper by the Dozen: Movie Clip (12 min)<br />
  20. 20. Relationship Bank Account (RBA)<br /><ul><li>We have a different bank account with every person we have a relationship with.
  21. 21. The quality of our relationships depends on how many deposits and withdrawals we make in each account.
  22. 22. When there are significant “funds” in our bank accounts, an occasional withdrawal will not damage the relationship.
  23. 23. Minimize withdrawals and make generous deposits on a regular basis.</li></li></ul><li>Relationship Bank Account (RBA)<br />Examples of Withdrawals:<br /><ul><li>Not listening
  24. 24. Being unsympathetic
  25. 25. Not keeping a promise
  26. 26. Forgetting a friend’s birthday
  27. 27. A sarcastic comment</li></ul>Examples of Deposits:<br /><ul><li>Understanding what’s </li></ul>important to them<br /><ul><li>Remember the little things
  28. 28. Tell the truth
  29. 29. Sense the need and do it
  30. 30. Open up
  31. 31. Use the most important words</li></li></ul><li>“I Do Care” Activity (page 93 in Page book<br /><ul><li>10 min
  32. 32. Take out a piece of paper </li></ul>1. Make a list of the most important people in your lives.<br />2. Write down ways to show these people that you care about them.<br />3. Write a list of things that you do that might make these people feel like you don’t care about them.<br />Make a conscious effort to increase the ways you show these individuals in your life that you care!<br />
  33. 33. Ingredients for a Healthy Relationship<br />Self Respect<br />Respect for Others<br />
  34. 34. Respect for Others<br />Listen to other people<br />Be considerate of other’s feelings<br />Develop mutual trust<br />Be realistic in your expectations<br />
  35. 35. Traits of Healthy Relationships<br /><ul><li>Mutual Respect
  36. 36. Treat others with respect and they respect you in return
  37. 37. Accept each other’s opinions, tastes, and traditions
  38. 38. Accept each other’s differences
  39. 39. Don’t force your opinions on each other
  40. 40. Caring
  41. 41. Treat others with kindness and consideration
  42. 42. Show empathy and support
  43. 43. Willing to help others
  44. 44. Honesty
  45. 45. Honest and open with others
  46. 46. Don’t conceal your thoughts, feelings, or actions
  47. 47. Commitment
  48. 48. Contribute to the relationship
  49. 49. Work to keep the relationship strong
  50. 50. Make sacrifices for the friendship
  51. 51. Deal with and overcome problems in a positive way</li></li></ul><li>Unhealthy Behaviors<br /><ul><li>Stereotyping: making an exaggerated or oversimplified judgments about people who belong to a certain group.
  52. 52. Prejudice: an unfair opinion or judgment of a particular group of people.
  53. 53. Bullying: deliberately harming or threatening other people who cannot easily defend themselves.
  54. 54. Hazing: making others perform certain tasks in order to join the group.</li>