Skills for students: Having healthy relationships with others
Speaker, Joyce Erogun
This area of SEL encourages the development of relationship skills that help us to have more positive interactions with the people in our lives.
Healthy relationships encourage a sense of belonging, inclusion and overall well-being.
These skills include communication, empathy, cooperation skills, conflict resolution, and many more.
Healthy relationships are not always conflict free, but we can learn the skills we need to deal with these more difficult relationships in a constructive way.
Speaker, Jamie, Student
On Screen Why Is this important for young people
It’s important to develop habits at a younger age so that when you grow up you can develop meaningful relationships as well.
Practicing your cooperation and conflict resolution skills now will help for the rest of your life.
Speaker, Justin, Student
On Screen How might this look in day to day life? When would these skills be helpful?
When you are having an issue with another person, at school or at work – this skill helps you to see the perspectives of others and understand their emotions.
This helps with creating a positive resolution.
For example, when you’re working in a group and someone has an idea that you don’t understand.
Instead of ignoring their suggestions, you can ask for clarification – now that person feels heard and the whole group has more clarity.
Speaker, Mackenzie, Student
Understanding how to develop and maintain healthy relationships also helps us notice signs of toxic relationships.
This can look like taking a step back to evaluate what your role is in a relationship, how you are being treated and dealing with the situation safely.