Friendships in the playground

August 13, 2021  

Do you remember your childhood best friend? Or your kindergarten buddies? Over the years people come and go from our lives, but these first friendships pave the way for the way in which we interact socially for years to come. Childhood friendships are complex and intense. Friendships also play an important role in our development, but navigating the challenges that accompany them is tricky for both children and parents alike. In 2009 Dana Kerford decided to try and make a difference in the lives of young children by helping them create and maintain healthy friendships. She created URSTRONG, a program that provides children a proven framework to approaching the world of friends. Since then, URSTRONG’s whole-school friendship strategy has improved the social climate in schools globally, connecting over 1 million children, parents, and teachers with a common language of friendship.

On Monday 23 August, 5.30pm – 6.30pm TIGS would like to invite you to attend the Language of Friendship virtual workshop. 

Through interactive parent-child activities, parents will learn strategies to help their child put out Friendship Fires®, how to put a voice to their feelings, and the best ways to support them through unhealthy friendships. It will also highlight the fascinating similarities and differences between boys and girls and their experiences in friendship. This workshop gives children and parents a new language for talking about friendship, strengthening their connection and opening up those lines of communication.

Younger children are invited to bring along a soft toy for role-playing activities.

Tickets have been provided free of charge for the valued members of our School community. 

Book online here


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