As every new school year begins there seems to be so many issues to discuss with our children. From class schedules to school uniforms, there are a lot of to-do’s to be checked off of our lists, but let’s not forget that the social and relational parts of our children’s lives also need our attention and support.
Everyone wants friends. Even the most withdrawn and passive child wants to feel included and part of something special. The key to having a good friend is being a good friend. Even for many adults, this is easier said than done, so how much more of a struggle is it for our children? If we take the time as a parent, grandparent, babysitter, or older sibling to teach younger children how to be a true friend, they will not only have a great school year, but will have gained a valuable life lesson that they will carry with them forever.
To make it easy, here are 3 simple reminders on being a good friend.