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Friendship is a relationship between two or more people who like each other. You can build strong, lasting friendships by paying attention to how you treat other people.

What is a healthy friendship?

  • Having common interests
  • Treating friends the way you want to be treated
  • Paying attention when friends are talking
  • Keeping a friend’s confidences
  • Sharing with friends
  • Being truthful
  • Sticking up for a friend
  • Taking turns with a friends

What are the signs a child is developing healthy friendships?
  • A child takes pleasure and pride in friendships.
  • Despite some disagreements, the overall experience is positive.
  • A child develops preferences for particular children.
  • Your child allows you to meet his friends and their parents.
How can parents help children maintain friendships?
  • Teach your child to appreciate his friends.
  • Encourage your child to show interest in his friends’ lives.
  • Talk with your child about how to handle arguments without hostility.
  • Tell your child to maintain contact with his friends.
  • Help your child have fun together with his friends.
  • Teach your child to build trust with his friends.
  • Help your child support his friends when things get tough.
  • Teach your child to help his friends find solutions to their problems.
  • Get to know your child’s friends and their parents.

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