Table of Contents Introduction to Relationship Smarts PLUS-SRA. ....... iii Instructor Tips. ..............................................................vi Lesson 1: Who Am I and Where Am I Going?.......1 Possible Selves Tree My Friends and My Future Being Yourself: Dealing With Pressure Situations Lesson 2: Maturity Issues and What I Value........17 The Four Dimensions of Maturity Maturity—Where Are You? Clarifying Values What’s Important to Me? Lesson 3: Attractions and Infatuation. ..................33 Test Your Love Smarts Relationship Pyramid The Chemistry of Attraction Lesson 4: Principles of Smart Relationships. ......55 Smart or Not-So-Smart? Seven Principles of Smart Relationships Seven Questions to Ask Three Sides of Love Lesson 5: Is It a Healthy Relationship?.................75 How Can You Tell? Unmet Needs and Unhealthy Relationships Having Fun Tips for Teens Lesson 6: Breaking Up and Dating Violence. ......91 Breaking Up Early Warnings and Red Flags Types of Intimate Partner Violence and Warning Signs Sexual Assault Harm to Children Draw the Line of Respect Lesson 7: Decide, Don’t Slide!..............................119 Healthy Selves—Healthy Relationships The High-Risk Sliding Approach The Success Sequence The Low-Risk Deciding Approach Brief Review Decide, Don’t Slide! Lesson 8: Communication and Healthy Relationships.......................................143 Communication Patterns Learned in Family Patterns that Harm Relationships Angry Brains and the Power of Time Outs The Speaker Listener Technique—When Talking is Difficult Lesson 9: Communication Challenges and More Skills..........................................................167 Complain and Raise Issues Effectively Hidden Issues Under Arguments A Simple Problem-Solving Model Taking Care of Relationships A Brief Review Lesson 10: Sexual Decision-Making....................187 Sex and Sliding The Six Parts of Intimacy Understanding Sexual Regrets Risky Situations for Sex Know Your Personal Line Lesson 11: Pregnancy, STIs and HIV...................207 Test Your Knowledge about Sex, Pregnancy, and STIs/HIV STIs and HIV Are for Real Alcohol and Drugs—Increasing the Risks Pressure Situations and Assertiveness Skills My Personal Plan Lesson 12: Unplanned Pregnancy Through the Eyes of a Child.............................................241 What a Child Wants What about Fathers? What the Music Says Child Speak—Brighter Futures The Success Sequence Lesson 13: Teens, Technology and Social Media. .......................................................267 What’s Real? Constantly Connected—For Better and Worse Romantic Relationships and Social Media Sexting, Cyberbullying, and Porn—Reality and Risks Personal Policies on Social Media Planning for Success Colored Activity Cards Special Note: Each lesson contains a Parent-Teen Connection activity. i Copyright 2018 Marline E. Pearson
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