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How can we have healthy relationships?

When we do activities together we can feel a sense of belonging and connectedness.  In this stormbreak we explore how we can balance and move creating different shapes when different parts of our body make contact with different surfaces.  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. 

  • It is ok to need support from others as this strengthens our relationships
  • Trust is an important part of relationships as this helps us feel safe
  • We can recognise how others are feeling from their body language and facial expressions

Try this next

Draw a picture of a friend and give it to them. Notice how they respond and how this makes you feel.

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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