URSTRONG Blog

There’s lots of exciting things happening at URSTRONG! We love sharing our key milestones as we work towards our goal of bringing friendship skills to children from all corners of the world.

An Invitation to The White House

Breaking Down Gender Stereotypes at The White House Back in April 2016, Michael (CEO of URSTRONG) and Dana (Founder) had the great honour of being invited by Jess Weiner to…

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Happy PALentine’s Day!

Looking for a fun Valentine’s Day activity? Focus on friendships with these printable PALentine’s Day cards!  “What qualities do you admire most in your friends?” Get out the colourful markers,…

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How to Support Kids with Friendship Issues Online

November 8, 2021 “What do I do when my friend is constantly spamming me?” “What if I keep getting added to a group chat on WhatsApp, but I don’t want…

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New Classroom Posters: Coming Soon!

URSTRONG Classroom Poster Sets We are so thrilled to share a sneak peek of our brand new URSTRONG Classroom Posters that will be available in our shop in early 2022!…

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Think of Yourself as a “Friendship Coach”

In late 2016, writer and author Kasey Edwards reached out to me and asked: Should parents get involved in their kids’ friendships? As she detailed in her article that published…

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Two Words to Say to Kids When They Mess up

Time and time again, the little people in our lives say and do the wrong thing. That’s because they’re still learning and they’re human. Just like us adults, they make…

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10 Reasons to NOT Call the Other Child’s Parents

Let’s start with this: You love your child. That love you feel for your child is raw and visceral – that kick-in-the-stomach kind of love. And, because of that, nothing hurts…

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Why your kids don’t need to be friends with everybody!

Published October 2018 in the Sydney Morning Herald Written by Kasey Edwards “Be friends with everyone”. I don’t know how many times I’ve given my two daughters this advice. And…

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Boundaries in Friendships: Drawing the Line

Teaching Children to Respect their own Boundaries   You can learn so much about a child by watching how they behave at recess time. You see some kids who race…

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8 Tips to Help Children Build Resilience

“Resilience” has become a common word heard around schools and seems to be a big focus for both educators and parents. While we understand the importance of helping our children…

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A Community Partnership in Maroondah, Victoria

Healthy, connected relationships create healthy, connected communities! The Maroondah Positive Education Network in partnership with the Eastland Shopping Centre and the Maroondah City Council are bringing URSTRONG’s Friendology program to…

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New Curriculum + New Website Launching Soon!

Friendology 101 will expand to 8 sessions per stage We’ve got a whole new website on the way with exciting new updates for our URSTRONG Schools! The new Friendology 101…

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