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The JOY of Relationships

The purpose of THE JOY OF RELATIONSHIPS is to help kids 7 – 9 years of age develop and maintain positive relationships with others. This is accomplished by teaching them about communication, disagreements, prejudice, discrimination, and friendships. This guide is loaded with all kinds of engaging classroom experiences and activities that are educational, interactive and fun for kids.

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This guide includes the following lessons:


Lesson One – Being a Communicator

Lesson Two – Communicating Through Art

Lesson Three – Communicating Through Words

Lesson Four – Communicating Effectively

Lesson Five – Communicating Honestly

Lesson Six – Disagreeing With Others

Lesson Seven – Disagreements Can Cause Uncomfortable Emotions

Lesson Eight – Avoiding Difficulties Caused By Disagreements

Lesson Nine – Understanding Disagreements

Lesson Ten – Resolving Disagreements

Lesson Eleven – Having Acquaintances, Playmates, and Best Friends

Lesson Twelve – Making New Friends

Lesson Thirteen – Making Friends Feel Important and Special

Lesson Fourteen – Maintaining Friendships

Lesson Fifteen – Having Opinions

Lesson Sixteen – Influencing Opinions

Lesson Seventeen – Forming Valid Opinions

Lesson Eighteen – Changing Opinions

Lesson Nineteen – Avoiding Prejudice and Discrimination

Lesson Twenty – Avoiding Discriminating Against Others