The end of the school year is near! For many families this can feel, like the comic above, of escaping one burning building into another one. The routines that you've worked so hard to establish and the relationships your child has formed with peers and teachers are all upended. Here are three tips to ease the transition that you can start thinking about now.Read More
Two of the things that many of our kids find challenging are:
1. Knowing when someone is being a good friend to them (not mocking or being a bad influence intentionally).
2. Knowing how to BE a good friend. Offering reciprocal support, initiating get togethers, offering support.
I asked the high school kids about what made a good friend and what to avoid in someone when choosing who to trust. They mentioned:
- Negative all the time
- Down on themselves
- Non reciprocal
- Imbalance in friendship
We will be having a similar discussion in our groups this week. Please encourage your child to share their stories!