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How can we have healthy relationships?

This stormbreak helps us to imagine how others might be feeling  by being able to notice, watch and be aware of each other’s movements, body language and facial expressions.  It is important to have empathy in a relationship so that we can be there for each other and so that we can feel understood and valued.  Relationships are the connections we have with the people around us that help us to feel loved, cared for and safe.  There are many different types of relationships or connections that we can have; friendships, our family and carers, and our wider family members too.  We need to develop relationship skills to help form and sustain meaningful relationships. 

  • We can imagine how others are feeling and can show kindness and empathy
  • It is ok to comfort others and show care and compassion
  • When we show empathy to others our body language can match theirs

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Give a friend a friendship voucher that means they can choose for you to do a kind deed for them e.g. play a game with them, help them tidy their room, bake cookies for them.

For parents: The concept of relationships

For children to learn healthy relationships they need trusted people to connect and communicate with warmth, compassion, openness and care. Trusted adults can use playfulness and humour so that children feel accepted, safe and loved. Children need to hear that it’s ok for relationships to change, that sometimes we can fall out but relationships can be repaired.  How to help your children with relationshipsRead our blog.

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