LABELS

© 2017 Lisa Brockwell

Labels come in many ways

Through feelings, thoughts and the words we say

They’re sweet and sour to our heart

Can boost us up or tear us apart

 

Am I listening to the name I’m called

As it swirls around my head?

Will I take it to my heart?

Then own the energy it imparts?

 

I let it go, I let it go

If it’s not positive, I let it go

If it doesn’t help in anyway

It’s better off, far, far away!

 

My energy’s mine as yours is yours

It doesn’t matter what I’m called

‘Cause it’s up to me to call the shots

To wear that label or to pull it off

 

If a negative label comes to mind

I’ll be positive, thoughtful, loving and kind

And hug myself as I say:

“I no longer need to feel this way!”

 

OUTCOMES  (from NSW SYLLABUS) This song may be used to support and promote the appropriate Outcomes, Skills, Values & Attitudes…

IRS3.22 Describes roles and responsibilities in developing and maintaining positive relationships

SLS2.13 Discusses how safe practices promote personal wellbeing

SLS3.13 Describes safe practices that are appropriate to a range of situations and environments

Values

V1 refers to a sense of their own worth and dignity

V2 respects the right of others to hold different values and attitudes from their own

V3 enjoys a sense of belonging

V4 increasingly accepts responsibility for personal and community health

V6 commits to realising their full potential

‘RESPONSIBILITY’ INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS OVERVIEW (from NSW SYLLABUS)

Stage 2

Relationships

  • recognising individual needs
  • caring
  • fairness (leads to further discussion on this topic)
  • positive relationships
  • recognising and accepting differences (leads to further discussion on this topic)
  • support networks (leads to further discussion on this topic)

Communication

  • active listening skills
  • appropriate expression of feelings
  • communicating feelings and needs
  • assertiveness
  • managing conflict situations

Families

  • roles, rights and responsibilities

Peers

  • making and maintaining friendships (leads to further discussion on this topic)
  • peer influence (leads to further discussion on this topic)
  • rights and responsibilities (leads to further discussion on this topic)

Groups

  • group membership (leads to further discussion on this topic)
  • roles, rights and responsibilities
  • co operation and sharing

Stage 3

Relationships

  • personal rights
  • rights and responsibilities
  • sources of power
  • coercion (leads to further discussion on this topic)
  • harassment (leads to further discussion on this topic)
  • solving problems
  • importance of positive relationships
  • relating to people
  • challenging discrimination (leads to further discussion on this topic)
  • racism, sexism, homophobia

Communication

  • appropriate expression of feelings
  • empathising
  • assertiveness
  • ‘I’ messages (leads to further discussion on this topic)
  • listening skills
  • barriers to communication (leads to further discussion on this topic)
  • conflict resolution/negotiation (leads to further discussion on this topic)
  • supporting others (leads to further discussion on this topic)
  • recognising and articulating feelings
  • presenting a viewpoint (leads to further discussion on this topic)

Families

  • sibling dependence (leads too further discussion on this topic)
  • mutual dependence, rights and responsibilities (leads to further discussion on this topic)

Peers

  • developing and maintaining friendships and working relationships (leads to further discussion on this topic)
  • rights and responsibilities
  • overcoming peer influence
  • positive peer influence
  • acting on concerns for others

Groups

  • peer support
  • roles and responsibilities