ERIC Number: ED398995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
The Dynamics of Relationships: A Guide for Developing Self-Esteem and Coping Skills for Preteens and Young Children. Teacher Manual.
Kramer, Patricia; Frazer, Linda
This book constitutes the teacher's manual for "The Dynamics of Relationships," a program designed as a preventive approach to the many social problems affecting young people and their families today. The book notes that the major causes of young people acting in negative and destructive ways include low self-esteem, poor communication skills, inadequate coping skills, unrealistic expectations about relationships, and misunderstanding of gender roles. The program's objectives are to help students develop and maintain: (1) a strong and secure self-image; (2) effective communication skills that enable them to deal with anger and conflict on a safe level; (3) strong coping skills that will allow them to better handle disappointment, rejection, and loss; (4) realistic expectations about the complexity of adult roles, relationships, marriage, parenting, and family life; and (5) a clearer understanding of the commitment, flexibility, and dedication necessary to make relationships work (friendship, parent-child, love, marriage, parenthood, employee). The manual contains the program's student text in its entirety. There are various activities within each chapter, plus review and discussion questions at the end of each chapter. Also included are various experiential exercises and teacher activities that can be used in conjunction with each chapter, as well as a list of songs, resource materials, and contacts. (AA)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Coping, Daily Living Skills, Interpersonal Competence, Preadolescents, Prosocial Behavior, Self Esteem, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Social Adjustment, Social Cognition, Social Influences, Social Problems, Young Children
Equal Partners, 14526 Banquo Terrace, Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 ($17.95 plus 17% postage and handling; 20% Canada; 25% other countries).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Equal Partners, Silver Spring, MD
Note: For a related document, see ED 339 945.