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Introduction to Fun FRIENDS Steps

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Fun FRIENDS is fun...step by step!! 

As a parent learning about Fun FRIENDS for the first time, you may be wondering where to start. The good news: there is no need to familiarize yourself with the entire program all at once. It is perfectly fine to go through Fun FRIENDS the same way your child is: one step at a time. You may choose to keep pace with your child’s progression through the program at school, or even stay ‘one step ahead’. This can help you think of creative ways to practice the skills your child is learning as opportunities naturally arise through the day.

A good place to start is viewing the Home Practice Videos (see left menu), which show parents practicing the Fun FRIENDS steps at home with their child. Make sure to also visit our section Fun FRIENDS at Home to find  out ways to reinforce and practice the skills at home with your child.

What are the “steps” of the program?

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

Download "FUN FRIENDS Steps" poster  and post it on your fridge at home as a helpful reminder for your family to practice the skills.

Click here to go to Child-Youth website