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How to Teach Relationship Skills

 

A Free SEL Tool Kit from Choices

By Choices Editors

Grades: 7–12

Source: Choices

Forming and maintaining healthy relationships is essential to your students’ social and emotional development. But teaching them how to do it isn’t always easy.

So we’ve put together a comprehensive Relationship Skills Tool Kit for you. 

It’s packed with articles and activities from CHOICES magazine, the health, life-skills and SEL resource for grades 7–12.

Enjoy!

Focus on Friendships

Positive friendships are critical to students’ mental health. But being a good friend is easier said than done.

Share the article "How to Be a Good Friend" with your students to show them how they can be a supportive and thoughtful companion.

This fun text features three tricky friendship scenarios, three rules for friendship and tips on coping when a friend does something hurtful.

EXTENSION ACTIVITY 

Encourage students to express their gratitude to a close friend with this printable letter template.

Thank You for Being a Friend

Build Conflict Resolution Skills

Even the best friendships have drama from time to time—and it can be extra hard to admit when we're the cause.   

Share the Choices article "Am I the Jerk?" and show your students how to take responsibility for their actions and apologize with grace. 

EXTENSION ACTIVITY 

Have students create a presentation to teach younger teens about healthly conflict resolution.

Can We Talk?

Identify Unhealthy Relationships

So you’ve taught your students how to be good friends and resolve conflicts. That’s great!

But sometimes, it really IS the other person.

Share the Choices article "The 7 Types of Toxic Friendships" to help your students identify unhealthy relationships in their lives. They’ll get expert tips on how to fix or end friendships that are bad for their health.

EXTENSION ACTIVITY 

Gossip comes easily to teens. We’ve got some defense strategies to help them change the subject in a flash.

The Anti-Gossip Shield

And there you have it! Six awesome resources to help you teach relationship skills.

If you’re looking for resources on the other four SEL competencies, check out CHOICES magazine. This print & digital resource features the latest information and advice on teen health and well-being—all in an appealing package your students are going to love.

Forming and maintaining healthy relationships is essential to your students’ social and emotional development. But teaching them how to do it isn’t always easy.

So we’ve put together a comprehensive Relationship Skills Tool Kit for you. 

It’s packed with articles and activities from CHOICES magazine, the health, life-skills and SEL resource for grades 7–12.

Enjoy!

Focus on Friendships

Positive friendships are critical to students’ mental health. But being a good friend is easier said than done.

Share the article "How to Be a Good Friend" with your students to show them how they can be a supportive and thoughtful companion.

This fun text features three tricky friendship scenarios, three rules for friendship and tips on coping when a friend does something hurtful.

EXTENSION ACTIVITY 

Encourage students to express their gratitude to a close friend with this printable letter template.

Thank You for Being a Friend

Build Conflict Resolution Skills

Even the best friendships have drama from time to time—and it can be extra hard to admit when we're the cause.   

Share the Choices article "Am I the Jerk?" and show your students how to take responsibility for their actions and apologize with grace. 

EXTENSION ACTIVITY 

Have students create a presentation to teach younger teens about healthly conflict resolution.

Can We Talk?

Identify Unhealthy Relationships

So you’ve taught your students how to be good friends and resolve conflicts. That’s great!

But sometimes, it really IS the other person.

Share the Choices article "The 7 Types of Toxic Friendships" to help your students identify unhealthy relationships in their lives. They’ll get expert tips on how to fix or end friendships that are bad for their health.

EXTENSION ACTIVITY 

Gossip comes easily to teens. We’ve got some defense strategies to help them change the subject in a flash.

The Anti-Gossip Shield

And there you have it! Six awesome resources to help you teach relationship skills.

If you’re looking for resources on the other four SEL competencies, check out CHOICES magazine. This print & digital resource features the latest information and advice on teen health and well-being—all in an appealing package your students are going to love.

Forming and maintaining healthy relationships is essential to your students’ social and emotional development. But teaching them how to do it isn’t always easy.

So we’ve put together a comprehensive Relationship Skills Tool Kit for you. 

It’s packed with articles and activities from CHOICES magazine, the health, life-skills and SEL resource for grades 7–12.

Enjoy!

Focus on Friendships

Positive friendships are critical to students’ mental health. But being a good friend is easier said than done.

Share the article "How to Be a Good Friend" with your students to show them how they can be a supportive and thoughtful companion.

This fun text features three tricky friendship scenarios, three rules for friendship and tips on coping when a friend does something hurtful.

EXTENSION ACTIVITY 

Encourage students to express their gratitude to a close friend with this printable letter template.

Thank You for Being a Friend

Build Conflict Resolution Skills

Even the best friendships have drama from time to time—and it can be extra hard to admit when we're the cause.   

Share the Choices article "Am I the Jerk?" and show your students how to take responsibility for their actions and apologize with grace. 

EXTENSION ACTIVITY 

Have students create a presentation to teach younger teens about healthly conflict resolution.

Can We Talk?

Identify Unhealthy Relationships

So you’ve taught your students how to be good friends and resolve conflicts. That’s great!

But sometimes, it really IS the other person.

Share the Choices article "The 7 Types of Toxic Friendships" to help your students identify unhealthy relationships in their lives. They’ll get expert tips on how to fix or end friendships that are bad for their health.

EXTENSION ACTIVITY 

Gossip comes easily to teens. We’ve got some defense strategies to help them change the subject in a flash.

The Anti-Gossip Shield

And there you have it! Six awesome resources to help you teach relationship skills.

If you’re looking for resources on the other four SEL competencies, check out CHOICES magazine. This print & digital resource features the latest information and advice on teen health and well-being—all in an appealing package your students are going to love.