Relationship Smarts Plus 4.0 – Table of Contents

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?
    • Clarifying Values
    • 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
    • Seven Questions to Ask
    • Three Sides of Love
  • Lesson 5: Is It a Healthy Relationship?75
    • How Can You Tell?
    • Unmet Needs and Unhealthy Relationships
    • Having Fun
    • Tips for Teens
  • Lesson 6: Breaking Up and Dating Violence91
    • Breaking Up
    • Early Warnings and Red Flags
    • Types of Intimate Partner Violence and Warning Signs
    • Sexual Assault
    • Harm to Children
    • Draw the Line of Respect
  • Lesson 6: Decide, Don’t Slide!119
    • Healthy Selves—Healthy Relationships
    • The High-Risk Sliding Approach
    • The Success Sequence
    • The Low-Risk Deciding Approach
    • Brief Review
    • Decide, Don’t Slide!
  • Lesson 8: Communication and 143
    Healthy Relationships
    • Communication Patterns Learned in the Family
    • Patterns that Harm Relationships
    • Angry Brains and the Power of Time Outs
    • The Speaker Listener Technique—When Talking is Difficult
  • Lesson 9: Communication Challenges and 167
    More Skills

    • Complain and Raise Issues Effectively
    • Hidden Issues Under Arguments
    • A Problem-Solving Model
    • Taking Care of Relationships
    • A Brief Review
  • Lesson 10: Sexual Decision-Making187
    • Sex and Sliding
    • The Six Parts of Intimacy
    • Understanding Sexual Regrets
    • Risky Situations for Sex
    • Know Your Personal Line
  • Lesson 11: Pregnancy, STIs and HIV 209
    • Test Your Knowledge
    • STIs and HIV Are for Real
    • Alcohol and Drugs—Increasing the Risks
    • Pressure Situations, Refusal Skills & Exit Strategies
    • My Personal Plan
  • Lesson 12: Unplanned Pregnancy through 241
    the Eyes of a Child

    • What a Baby Wants
    • What about Fathers?
    • What the Music Says
    • Child Speak—Brighter Futures
    • The Success Sequence
  • Lesson 13: Teens, Technology and 267
    Social Media

    • What’s Real?
    • Constantly Connected—For Better and Worse
    • Romantic Relationships and Social Media
    • Sexting, Cyberbullying, and Porn
    • Personal Policies on Social Media
    • Planning for Success
  • Appendix: Review and Assessment297
  • About the Author319
  • Acknowledgements320
  • Colored Activity CardsBinder Pocket