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Activity Glossary

Glossary of Terms

At URSTRONG, we believe it’s important to use kids’ language for kids’ problems. That’s why we have our very own, unique language of friendship. Here are some important terms that children, parents, and teachers learn in our program.

Friendship Fire®: Any situation between you and a friend that results in negative feelings.

Mean-on-Purpose: When someone is intentionally unkind to someone else.

Quick Comeback: A very short word or phrase that is used when someone is Mean-on-Purpose. Quick Comebacks are designed to let the other person know that you heard/saw what they did and you’re not okay with it.

Friend-o-meter: A visual tool that assesses the health of friendships, ranging from the healthy zone to the unhealthy zone.

Friend-o-cycle: The normal cycle in a friendship that brings the friendship back to the healthy zone after experiencing a Friendship Fire. The phases of the Friend-o-cycle are: Healthy Friendship – Fire – Confront the issue – Talk-it-Out – Forgive & Forget – Closer & Stronger – Healthy Friendship…

4 Friendship Facts: A set of four facts that help us have realistic expectations in our friendships so we understand what is normal.

  1. No friendship (relationship) is perfect.
  2. Every friendship is different.
  3. Trust & Respect are the two most important qualities of a friendship.
  4. Friendships change…and that’s okay.

Red Shirt Girl and Striped Shirt Boy: Two characters that remind us about the importance of body language.

Friendship Ninja: A Friendship Ninja is someone who surrounds themselves with friends in the healthy zone of the Friend-o-meter. A Friendship Ninja is kind and friendly to everyone. A Friendship Ninja understands the 4 Friendship Facts and puts out their Friendship Fires when they ignite. A Friendship Ninja stands up for themselves and their friends. A Friendship Ninja makes new friends and understands that friendships change…and that’s okay. Above all else, a Friendship Ninja is someone you want to be friends with because they’re true to who they are!

Objective

Wouldn’t it be so great if you were a TV and you could tune in to any channel you wanted!? If you came across a bad show (like a bad day), you could just switch channels! That would be so easy. Well, let’s work on keeping your inner TV tuned in to Happy Vision! 

One of the coolest things about Happy Vision is that it’s always airing shows about healthy, happy relationships. Do you know what’s normal in a friendship? Do you know what’s healthy in a friendship? It is so important that you have a good handle on friendship basics and an overall positive outlook on life. Let’s start with our 4 key principles in friendship.

Here are URSTRONG’s 4 Friendship Facts:

  1. No friendship (or relationship) is perfect.
  2. Every friendship is different.
  3. Trust and respect are the two most important qualities of a friendship.
  4. Friendships change and that’s okay!

Keeping these facts about friendship in check, along with being true to who you are, will help you attract the most amazing friends! Change the channel to Happy Vision and create the friendships and life that you deserve, starting today.

 

Key Outcome

Your child will learn what’s normal in a friendship while curating a vision board of all the things that make them happy.

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