Writing Prompt

High School Social Emotional Development

High School writing prompt- Responsibility and healthy relationships

Responsible, Healthy Relationships Writing Prompt

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should-- there are lots of things teens can get away with, but at what cost to relationships and sense of self? Explore ideas about fairness, respect, responsibility in how teens treat themselves and others. Scroll down to download and print the journaling PDF or explore even more writing prompts.

  • How does it feel when someone takes advantage of another person or situation in a way that isn't fair?
  • What are some common things people can do, but they probably shouldn't?
  • Have you ever done something that seemed great at the time, but realized later was irresponsible?

More writing prompts for this quote:

  1. What are some examples from real life for "Just because you can, doesn't mean you should."
  2. Have you ever felt like someone took advantage of you? How did that feel? How did that impact your approach to others?
  3. Have you ever done something that was great for you, but later realized it wasn’t that fair or kind to someone else? Should you have handled it differently?