Our lesson was centered around friendship and what qualities make up a good friend.
Here we were working together to brainstorm just a few of these qualities and putting all the “pieces of friendship” together. The kids loved it and were motivated to show their fellow group members that they could be a good friend! It was a happy day in social group!
Here are the 5 qualities we came up with that make a good friend:
Whether you have a piece of broccoli stuck in your teeth or you are about to embark on a major life decision, your best friend is there to give you their real opinion. While sometimes it can seem a bit harsh or they may even disagree with your choices, your best friend won’t hide their views – especially if they think it’s in your best interest.
Rolling on the floor laughing till your stomach hurts doesn’t happen with just anyone. Best friends know exactly what will trigger a belly-aching laugh, and between the personal jokes and shared experiences, your bestie knows how to tickle your funny bone.
Your best friend can actually feel what you are going through – because they have been there before. Or, they simply relate to you on such a deep level that they can profoundly understand what you are experiencing.
Giving is something that comes naturally between best friends, with each person willing to share what they have with the other. A true friendship has boundaries, but abundance is key. No tabs are kept on who gives and who receives, creating a flow of sharing and caring between you both.
Secrets, fears and deep thoughts are just some of the things you freely share with your best friend – because you know that what you say remains in the vault. Your best friend would never use your private information against you or to hurt you in any way.
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