Teaching Teens About Relationships describes how to teach a relationships course for adolescents. This book includes many learning activities and instructional strategies, along with student reactions. The course integrated mindfulness work into each session and examines such topics as flirting, jealousy, infidelity, gossip, starting and ending relationships and other ubiquitous aspects of adolescent relationships rarely found in school curricula. This course gives teens access to a safe environment to discuss issues that were in the forefront of their lives.
Chuck Rhoades, Ph.D. has taught health, sexuality, and relationship courses and programs for over 40 years to a range of participants from pre-school to senior citizens. He has worked as a public school teacher and advisor, university professor, educational consultant, curriculum developer, writer, professional trainer, and administrator. He currently teaches at Great Bay Community College.
Chapter 1: Starting Out
Chapter 2: Fostering Growth and Safety
Chapter 3: Family
Chapter 4: Friends
Chapter 5: Beliefs about Relationships
Chapter 6: Relationship Theories
Chapter 7: Starting a Relationship
Chapter 8: Communication Skills
Chapter 9: Emotional Communication Skills
Chapter 10: Addressing Problems in Relationships
Chapter 11: Sexuality in Relationships
Chapter 12: Endings
Dr. Rhoades' inclusive and thoughtful methods of teaching a topic that contains so many nuances are broken down so that they are applicable to every student, regardless of age, ability, or background.
Wow! I wish I’d been in Chuck Rhoades’ class when I was in high school. There’s so much good information here for teens and young adults about all types of relationships – family, friends, romantic, and sexual. And it’s all backed up with good classroom modeling, solid research that shows the range of responses, and activities to help youth explore their own perspectives while also hearing from their classmates.
Dr. Rhoades and his class left a lasting impression on me. His class introduced me to the world of relationships and attachment theory – which later inspired me to obtain my Bachelor’s in Psychology
An indispensable and the best book I’ve ever seen for teens about relationships.
What could be more important and relevant for teens than exploring the intricacies of their relationships?