More about this stormbreak

How can we have healthy relationships?

This stormbreak helps us to develop understanding and empathy for others and nature and it encourages us to notice, care for and consider the feelings of others. 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.

  • Relationships are about valuing the experience of others
  • Recognising our own feelings and the feelings of others is important
  • Relationships are about celebrating time together and enjoying nature

Try this next

Try making up a movement sequence of three movements that someone in your family or a friend can copy. Then switch over and copy their movements.  Maybe you could choose some music to do your movement sequences to so that you can create a dance.

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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