Being a Good Friend
In order to have good friends you must be a good friend. The following are different ways good friends treat each other:
- Good friends do not put each other down or hurt each other’s feelings
- Good friends do not put conditions on your relationship (example I will like you even more if you do this for me…)
- Good friends help each other solve problems, not tell each other what to do
- Good friends give each other compliments
- Good friends can disagree without hurting each other
- Good friends give each other room to change
On your weekend outings, engage your child in the following questions:
- What qualities do you look for in a friend?
- What does it mean when you hear “in order to have good friends you have to be a good friend”?
- Some say a true friend is somebody who knows everything about you and still likes you. What do you think that means?
- How do you tell the difference between true friends and frenemies?
- What are the benefits of having friends who are different from us?