Improving Relationships (HabitWise Lesson #6)

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Lesson #6 of the HabitWise program helps students learn how they can use the habit loop to examine how their thinking and communication affects their relationships.

After watching the video and completing the follow-up worksheets, students will be able to:

• Describe black-and white thinking and explain how it can have a negative impact on


• Identify descriptions and behaviors that fall into the “gray area” of situations.

• Define paraphrasing and identify how it can improve relationships.

• Identify the positive and negative ways social media affects relationships.

• Identify behaviors that could replace bullying.

• Identify behaviors that could replace sexting.


HabitWise is an in-class program that empowers adolescents to use the psychology of habit formation to improve their wellness, productivity, money management, and relationships. It's a critical addition to the curriculum for Health, Advisory, Guidance, Social & Emotional Learning, and Psychology.


Be sure to access all seven HabitWise lessons!

HabitWise Lesson #1: Why Habits Matter

HabitWise Lesson #2: How Habits Can Help Us Reduce Stress

HabitWise Lesson #3: How Habits Can Help Us Be Healthy

HabitWise Lesson #4: How Habits Can Help Us Be Productive

HabitWise Lesson #5: How Habits Can Help Us Avoid Advertising Gimmicks

HabitWise Lesson #7: Independent Habit Project

Each lesson includes:

• An engaging animated video (4-7 min.) that makes it easy to introduce the concepts.

• Structured worksheets (40-50 min.) that tap prior knowledge, check comprehension, and help students connect the concepts to their own lives.

• Multiple extension activities (6-30 min.) that deepen students’ understanding of how habits affect society and our personal lives.

• A detailed teacher’s guide


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