Developing Positive Relationships by hcj


									Developing Positive
           Chapter 2 Section 1
 Do not happen automatically
 ◦ Must work to develop them
 ◦ Human nature is not positive
 Must have a true concern for others

Positive Relationships
 Parents
 Siblings
 Peers
 Romantic Relationships
 Work Relationships

Types of Relationships
 Develop a positive relationship at home
 Children start relationships with parents and
  expand them with their peers
 Parents are role models (Positive? Negative?)
 Children are totally dependent on their
  parents (caregivers)
  ◦ Physical, emotional, & social
 Studies show young people who get along
  well with their parents tend to relate well
  with their own children

Relationships with Parents
 Siblings: brothers & sisters
 Relate to one another on more equal
 Kids who build positive relationships with
  their siblings tend to build positive
  relationships with their peers

Relationships with Siblings
 Very important during the teen years
 You cannot choose your family, but you
  can choose your friends (CHOOSE
 Provide support
 Do not expect them to be perfect or fit
  your exact mold
 You grow by being exposed to their
  attitudes & beliefs

Relationships with Peers
 Teen & adult years
 Positive because caring for someone &
  knowing you are cared for adds meaning
  to life
 Sharing joys & sorrows helps you grow
 Some lead to marriage
 Marriage relationships grow & change as
  the people in them grow and change
 To be successful you must communicate

Romantic Relationships
 Positive work relationships are based on
  respect for the feelings of others
 Most people spend as much time at work
  as they do at home, so work relationships
  are very important
 Do not expect others to do your work for
 Most jobs are a team effort

Relationships at Work
 Affect physical & emotional well-being
  ◦ Fewer illnesses (positive relationships)
 Social benefits
  ◦ More likely to go places and get involved in
    activities if someone is with you
  ◦ Social circle will expand
 Economic well being
  ◦ Do well at work, you will be

Benefits of Positive Relationships
 Mutual Respect
 Trust
 Openness
 Reliability

Qualities Needed for Positive
 Mutual Respect: each person regards the
  other with honor and esteem
 Neither person tries to form an opinion or
  an idea about the other
 Can be a challenge

Mutual Respect
 Trusting people means you have
  confidence in them
 You must prove that you are trustworthy
 Trust in relationships can be fragile

 Openness in a relationship refers to an
  atmosphere in which people feel free to
  share their thoughts and feelings
 Need to be willing to open up to others
 People cannot meet your needs unless
  you tell them what your needs are

 Must be reliable; dependable
 If you say you will do something, people
  must be able to count on you to do it
 HUGE in relationships
 Goes beyond keeping your word
 ◦ Refers to routine patterns of behavior
 ◦ Leadership roles in a group
 ◦ Remain calm in frantic situations
 Helps others know what to expect in


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