Sensitivity Training Slide show: contact Diana if you would like the text that goes with the training.
Is your student surrounded with school drama: gossip,and bullying? Middle school and high school students often find themselves in the middle of drama as they spend their time learning about who they are and asserting their independence. There are three keys that teens should be reminded of for making healthy decisions and avoiding drama.
First, teach your student to always be true to him or herself. When things don't go well, let your teen know that it is okay. I always encourage self-forgiveness over peer pressure with both my students and my children. Empower your student to say, "No, that is not right for me." Empower your student to find new interests and new friends.
Second, teach your student to respect him or herself by making decisions that reflect his/her morals and values as well as your families. Always share that before your student makes a decision to ask, "If what I am about to do is filmed for the nightly news, will I be proud of it?"
Three, teach your student to realize that honest, open and respectful communication is best. Teach your student how to set boundaries in relationships so that they are treated how they want to be treated. If an acquaintance/friend mistreats those boundaries teach that it is okay to consider finding new friends and exploring new interests.
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Knowing that making good decisions begins with you isn't necessarily a difficult concept; however, it is one that teens often forget. We have found that any successful relationship between two or more people is fundamentally based on four simple rules. In fact, when these rules are overlooked or disregarded relationships and the people in them are disturbed and even damaged. Teach your children to be and expect relationships that include trust, respect, open, honest, and direct communication as well as including shared goals. Discuss what each of these rules mean and how they apply to all healthy relationships. For more support check out Healthy Relationships on our product page: the butterfly book is for typical teens.