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Nurturing Positive Connections: Fostering Healthy Relationships in November

Hello, amazing parents and students!

As November graces us with its presence, we embark on a journey dedicated to the art of fostering positive connections and relationships. This month, we'll explore the magic of building meaningful bonds that enrich our lives, from friendships that light up our days to family ties that provide unwavering support, and beyond. Join us as we delve into the heartwarming realm of nurturing healthy connections, enhancing our well-being and spreading positivity throughout our lives.  At Glendon School, this means learning about conflict resolution and healthy friendships.  We will be reading a book called, "Making Friends is An Art" and learning about Kelso's Choices. 

If you wish to listen to the book, here is a link: Making Friends is an Art

Healthy friendships are kept by doing things such as making time to connect, getting to know your friends personally, building trust, giving them space, setting and respecting boundaries, and resolving disagreements by communicating in a mindful way. 

We encourage children to solve their own conflicts by teaching conflict resolution skills such as helping them pinpoint the source of the conflict, tackling their feelings, brainstorming solutions, and effective communication. We want to empower our students to come up with their own solutions for their problems.  For younger children we use Kelso's Choices to help them solve conflicts. Kelso's Choices teaches kids the difference between big problems and little problems.  Check out the website for more information: Kelso's Choices

Resource Roundup: Nurturing Healthy Connections and Relationships

Explore these carefully curated resources suitable for parents and students of all ages, designed to inspire positivity and cultivate healthy connections:

For more resources, check out the Healthy Relationships page on the NLPS website.

Reflecting on Last Month: Your Insights Matter!

In October, we explored the beauty of gratitude. Share your experiences: How did our previous blog post influence your family? We're eager to hear the feedback and ideas that brought positivity into your lives.

Nurturing Healthy Relationships: Tips for Students

Students, enrich your connections:

  1. Practice active listening to understand viewpoints.
  2. Share acts of kindness and compassion.
  3. Communicate openly and respectfully.
  4. Seek common interests for bonding.
  5. Show appreciation to friends and family.

Connect with Our Student Advocacy Counsellors: Here for Support

Need guidance or want to discuss well-being? Our Student Advocacy Counsellors are ready to help. Reach out at or call 780-635-3881. Let's continue our journey of nurturing connections and spreading positivity together.

Here's to a November filled with nurturing relationships, flourishing bonds, and a canvas of shared joy. Let's celebrate the power of positive connections!

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