National Friendship Day is coming up! I’ve always believed we can learn so much from the children we care for, as teachers and parents. One of the things I’ve always been grateful to emulate in my own life is the childhood reverence for friendship. As we grow older, many of us begin to focus on work and family and can feel ourselves drifting away from even our most cherished friendships. It is a shame, because good friends are the tribe you get to choose. Children celebrate their friendships and spend time nurturing them. COVID-19 has made it even harder to stay connected to our social networks, but as we are forced apart, we can see how important it is to make time to come together. Guiding and teaching children isn’t all about showing them new things; sometimes it’s about fostering the good habits they intrinsically have. The resources this week are all about the beauty of friendship. I hope this can be a conversation starter to encourage both the students in your life, and you, to reach out to your chosen tribe.