DNA-v tip sheets: Helping kids build friendships skills





We all want and need friends. It is a deep longing within all humans. Young people who have strong social view skills are more likely to build supportive friendships, and behave in a kind and prosocial way towards others. 

In this tip sheet we show parents, carers and professionals how to use DNA-V, the youth model of acceptance, mindfulness and positive psychology, to help children strengthen friendships skills. With

DNA-V you can easily use basic discoverer, noticer and advisor skills (see the basic tip sheets) for building friendship skills and to help kids connect. Use this tip sheet to help your kids learn more about friendship behaviours, how to connect with others’ emotions and see different view points.

This tip sheet is for kids under 12 and  their parents/carers or teachers. It has information for adults and activities for adults and kids to practice.