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Nurturing Positive Connections: Fostering Healthy Relationships in November

Hello, amazing parents and students!

As November graces us with its presence, we embark on a journey dedicated to the art of fostering positive connections and relationships. This month, we'll explore the magic of building meaningful bonds that enrich our lives, from friendships that light up our days to family ties that provide unwavering support, and beyond. Join us as we delve into the heartwarming realm of nurturing healthy connections, enhancing our well-being and spreading positivity throughout our lives.

At Caslan School, this means understanding the characteristics and behaviors of good friends, conflict resolution, as well as building our own skills to be a good friend to those around us. As we know, middle school is a time of change and growth, especially as students continue to learn more about themselves, and this can have an impact on the relationships around us. These conversations about healthy relationships will be ongoing throughout the school year, but we believe it is important to have a good understanding of how to build and maintain healthy relationships that we can continue to build off of and refer back to.  

Here are some easy tips to be a good friend to others:

  • Be a good listener.
  • Give your friend space when they need it.
  • Show interest in things they are also interested in. 
  • Most importantly, be the kind of friend that you would want to have.
  • Show appreciation to friends and family.

For our elementary students friendships are very important for children’s social and emotional development, as well as their happiness and well-being.

  • Teaching your child basic social skills, such as sharing, honesty, taking turns, and saying sorry
  • Engage your child in enjoyable activities with other children, such as games, sports, arts, or clubs
  • Encourage your child to express their feelings and opinions, and listen to their friends’ feelings and opinions

Resource Roundup: Nurturing Healthy Connections and Relationships

Explore these carefully curated resources suitable for parents and students of all ages, designed to inspire positivity and cultivate healthy connections:

For more resources, check out the Healthy Relationships page on the NLPS website.

Reflecting on Last Month: Your Insights Matter!

In October, we explored the beauty of gratitude. Share your experiences: How did our previous blog post influence your family? We're eager to hear the feedback and ideas that brought positivity into your lives.

Connect with Our Student Advocacy Counsellors: Here for Support

Need guidance or want to discuss well-being? Our Student Advocacy Counsellors are ready to help. Reach out at or call (780) 689-2118. Let's continue our journey of nurturing connections and spreading positivity together.

Here's to a November filled with nurturing relationships, flourishing bonds, and a canvas of shared joy. Let's celebrate the power of positive connections!