At URSTRONG, we look at social-emotional wellbeing through the lens of friendship. This month, we’re shining the light on the power of GRATITUDE in friendships.

Experiencing gratitude, a deep sense of appreciation, is one of the best ways to boost wellbeing. Helping children learn to express & share their gratitude for their friends helps them to feel good, while strengthening their friendships too.

Whether you are a teacher or a parent, enjoy our GRATITUDE Freebie – a fun colouring-in sheet to anchor a conversation about the power of gratitude. Ask your child to think of a special friend and list all the reasons they’re grateful for that friend. Help them focus on the many “gifts” their friend brings to their life. Encourage them to thank their friend and ask, “How can you show your friend how much they mean to you?”

Let us know how it goes by tagging us on social media or reaching out directly at


PARENTS: Learn our Language of Friendship

Designed for kids in grades 3 to 6 in mind, our Language of Friendship video-series includes 8 videos plus this introduction (above) & a conclusion, mirroring concepts taught in our Friendology 101 friendship skills curriculum for URSTRONG Schools.

Each session is designed for you to watch alongside your child and covers the following concepts:

Session 1: Connecting with the Real You
Session 2: How to Make Friends
Session 3: What’s Normal in a Friendship
Session 4: Healthy vs Unhealthy Friendships
Session 5: How to Put out Friendship Fires
Session 6: Standing up to Mean-on-Purpose Behavior
Session 7: Dealing with an Unhealthy Friendship
Session 8: How to Calm the Butterflies 

You’ll also get access to hundreds of resources like helpful articles & activities to continue supporting you and your child on their friendship journey. Let’s empower your child with friendship skills!

–> Get access now by signing up for your (TOTALLY FREE!) URSTRONG Family Membership! This is our gift to you, as we aim to help as many children around the world create healthy, feel-good friendships.