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2 little girls reading book with grandfather

Wondering how to best support your child as he or she learns the Fun FRIENDS program at school?  This section will help you to do just that!  You can begin by watching real parents talk about their experiences practicing Fun FRIENDS skills at home (click here to view video), while also learning some ways that you, as a parent, can support yourself (click here to begin).

On the left menu is a list of the key concepts and skills covered in the program. You may wish to browse through them in order (beginning with Feelings), and work through them at the pace that your child is learning the concept or step at school.  Or, you can simply learn a few at a time and build them into your family’s routine wherever you see fit.  You may find that some of these ideas are familiar, while others may be new to you. Try them out and have fun!

Doing one or two of these simple activities for a few minutes each day will give your child more opportunities to practice these skillsYour encouraging role in Fun FRIENDS is so vital - you make the ‘fun’ in FUN FRIENDS!

If you like what you see and want to learn even MORE tips and activities to practice at home, you can download the 19-page Fun FRIENDS Session Guide (see below).

As a reminder, the Fun FRIENDS “Steps” are:

F  eelings (talk about your feelings and care about other‘s feelings)

R  elax (do “milkshake” breathing, have some quiet time)

I  can try! (we can all try our best)

E ncourage (step-by-step plans)

N urture (quality time together doing fun activities)

D on’t forget - be brave! (practise skills everyday with friends /family)

S tay happy

Click here to download 'Fun FRIENDS: Information for Parents/Guardians' PDF

Click here to go to Child-Youth website