For the month of November, our division Mental Health Team, which includes our Student Advocacy Counsellors and our Successful Families, Successful Kids Wellness Coaches, will be focusing on Healthy Relationships with our students.
Our Mental Health team has also prepared some resources for caregivers that can be used at home to help learn about Healthy Relationships.
Healthy Relationship Activities and Resources for Families
- Healthy Relationships
This website from loveisrespect.org includes a wealth of resources related to learning about healthy relationships, consent, and setting boundaries.
- Love: More is More
This article from Greater Good Magazine discusses things parents can do to raise a securely attached child.
- Tips for Building Healthy Relationships with Your Teenagers
This webpage from the Canadian Association of Mental Health provides parents with 10 ways they can foster a health relationship with their teenagers.
- How the Teen Brain Transforms Relationships
This article from Greater Good Magazine discusses how changes to the adolescent brain transform relationships with peers and parents and what adults can learn from those changes.
- How to Set Healthy Boundaries
This article from Positive Psychology provides information and examples of health boundaries, as well as worksheets for kids and parents.
- How to Stop Arguing with Your Kids
This article by Beverley Cathcart-Ross outlines things you can do to deal with conflict in a respectful and caring manner before it escalates into a power struggle.
- Natural and Logical Consequences
This document from Community Services B.C. provides information on using Natural and Logical Consequences for discipline.
- Teaching Kids How to Deal with Conflict
This article from Child Mind Institute provides tips to help children build lifelong skills to help them deal with conflict.
- Problem-Solving Blueprint
This worksheet from GreatSchools.org provides a blueprint for solving problems using the Ruler Skill.
- How to Hold a Successful Family Meeting
This article from verywellfamily outlines the benefits of holding family meetings and provides tips for how to make them successful, as well as common mistakes to avoid.
- VIDEO: How to Hold a Family Meeting
In this YouTube video from HGTV, parenting consultants Josh and Erin Guerrieri offer their best tips for making the most of these meetings.
- Relationship Violence
This RCMP webpage includes information on various types of relationship violence and how to prevent and respond to it.
- Family Violence Supports
The Alberta Government website has information on how to seek help for family violence and supports that are available to individuals experiencing family violence.Posted on