Positive Vs Negative Relationships

Help children identify relationships that are good for their mental health.

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Positive Vs Negative Relationships is a valuable resource designed to help children navigate and differentiate between relationships that contribute positively to their mental health and those that may have a negative impact.

Developing healthy relationship skills is crucial for children's overall well-being, as positive connections promote happiness, self-esteem, and emotional resilience. Through this activity, children will learn to identify the characteristics of positive relationships and recognise potential warning signs of negative relationships.

Key Features:

• Identifying positive relationship traits: Children are guided to identify and understand the qualities that characterise positive relationships, such as trust, respect, communication, support, and kindness. They learn to recognise these traits as indicators of healthy connections.
• Recognising negative relationship indicators: This resource helps children become aware of red flags and warning signs that may signal unhealthy or negative relationships. They can explore concepts like disrespect, manipulation, bullying and lack of trust, and unequal power dynamics.
• Interactive and engaging: The resource incorporates interactive elements to actively involve children in the learning process and make it enjoyable.


• Relationship literacy: Positive Vs Negative Relationships equips children with the knowledge and vocabulary to identify healthy and unhealthy relationship dynamics, enabling them to make informed choices in their interactions with others.
• Empowerment and self-advocacy: By recognising negative relationship indicators, children become more empowered to set boundaries, seek support, and advocate for their own well-being, promoting their emotional resilience.
• Enhanced social skills: Understanding the characteristics of positive relationships helps children develop crucial social skills, such as effective communication, empathy, and conflict resolution, which contribute to healthy interpersonal connections.
• Increased self-esteem: Recognising and engaging in positive relationships fosters a sense of belonging, acceptance, and validation, leading to improved self-esteem and a positive self-image.
• Prevention of harmful relationships: By learning to identify warning signs of negative relationships, children are better equipped to protect themselves from potential harm and seek help if needed.

Positive Vs Negative Relationships empowers children to learn about and build positive relationships throughout their lives and prioritise their own mental well-being.