Aren’t friends great? They bring so many positives into our world and really enrich our lives in so many ways. Because of this, when things aren’t great with our friends, they’re really not great. The highs are high and the lows are low, unfortunately. When we encounter conflict with a friend, it consumes us. It’s hard to think about anything else. And, it’s natural that sometimes we say or do the wrong thing and just make matters worse. I’m going to teach you how to put out those Friendship Fires as we call them, so you can get your friendship back to feeling awesome.
Grown-ups, this session is all about conflict-resolution. Through some role-playing, you’re going to help the child your with feel a little more comfortable with managing those tough conversations with friends. Our goal is to give children the skills to put those Friendship Fires out in a way that respects themselves and the people around them. Let’s do it!
This session introduces the children to the Friend-o-cycle, which is a visual tool that depicts the normal cycle of a healthy friendship. With a relationship centering on trust and respect, kids learn that Friendship Fires® can be put out through an open, honest conversation. They learn, step-by-step, how to Talk-it-Out so they can move beyond the conflict and let it go with a goal of keeping friendships in the healthy zone of the Friend-o-meter. This session focuses on the skills portion of managing conflict and kids get an opportunity to put their skills to practice through common scenarios.