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Relationship Smarts Plus 3.0

Relationships & Romance for Teens

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to Relationship Smarts PLUS iii
  • Instructor Tipsvi
  • Lesson 1: Who Am I and Where Am I Going?1
    • Possible Selves Tree
    • My Friends—My Future
    • Being Yourself and Pressure Situations
  • Lesson 2: Maturity Issues and What I Value17
    • The Four Dimensions of Maturity
    • Maturity—Where Are You?
    • Values Auction
    • What’s Important to Me?
  • Lesson 3: Attractions and Infatuation33
    • Test Your Love Smarts
    • Relationship Pyramid
    • The Chemistry of Attraction
  • Lesson 4: Principles of Smart Relationships55
    • Smart or Not-So-Smart?
    • Seven Principles of Smart Relationships
    • Three Sides of Love
  • Lesson 5: Is It a Healthy Relationship?75
    • How Can You Tell?
    • Assessing My Relationship
    • Unmet Needs and Unhealthy Relationships
    • The Importance of Fun
  • Lesson 6: Decide, Don’t Slide!91
    • Healthy Selves—Healthy Relationships
    • Examining Family Patterns—Sorting Baggage
    • Sliding versus Deciding
    • Making Decisions
  • Lesson 7: Dating Violence and Breaking Up113
    • Breaking Up, When?, Doing It, Moving On
    • Early Warnings and Red Flags
    • Harm to Children
    • Draw the Line of Respect
    • Helping Friends-Getting Help
  • Lesson 8: Communication and 141
    Healthy Relationships
    • Communication Patterns Learned in the Family
    • Communication Danger Signs
    • Angry Brains and the Time Out Skill
    • The Speaker Listener Technique
  • Lesson 9: Communication Challenges and 165
    More Skills

    • Complain and Raise Issues Effectively
    • Hidden Issues
    • A Simple Problem-Solving Model
    • Taking Care of Relationships
  • Lesson 10: Sexual Decision-Making185
    • Sex and Sliding
    • Six Parts of Intimacy
    • Your Personal Line
    • Myths and Facts: Pregnancy and STDs
    • Risky Situations
    • Exit Strategies and Refusal Skills
  • Lesson 11: Unplanned Pregnancy through 221
    the Eyes of a Child

    • What a Baby Wants
    • What about Fathers?
    • What the Music Says
    • Child Speak—Brighter Futures
  • Lesson 12: Teens, Technology and 249
    Social Media

    • The People Behind the Profiles
    • Constantly Connected for Better and Worse
    • Romantic Relationships and Social Media
    • Sexting—Reality and Risks
    • Personal Policies on Social Media
    • Capstone: Planning for Success
  • Appendix: Review and Assessment277
  • About the Author299
  • Acknowledgements300
  • Colored Activity CardsBinder Pocket