YOUR Child and Real Friends. These are friends who are loyal and steady. They will build you up and always be there for you. Also, they are honest and upfront. And they are fun and enjoy each other company. YOUR child will know a bad friend who cuts you down or constantly switches friends. Do not have friends who are complicated and exhausting. However, learn to discern about people is an important development.
There should be a good balance in friends. And they should have other friends and your child should have other friends. Also, a real friend respects your perspective and listens when you share it.
Friendship should not be stressful. However, while going through Middle School friendships are based on emotions and feelings. Help your child to be kind to everyone and real friends will be there. And what friendship is going to have the potential to still exist in 20 years from now?
YOUR child should stay about from friends who run hot and cold. That friend will say snarky and mean things. However, saying snarky and mean things about others. Also, this may be an indicator that a friend will say the same about YOUR child.
Friends are kind and generous with their time. Just like your child is to them. They laugh together and enjoy just being friends. In today’s environment, friendship is important while growing up. Some children are in the same neighborhood most of their lives. However, there are some children that are always in transit because of family situations. It is a good thing when all these different kinds of families can still have great friendships. But, the most important thing is to be kind to everyone and the Real Friends will show up. It is the journey and having friends along the journey.