Caring for Myself and Others

Being a Good Friend

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What does it mean to be a good friend?

When you build a strong, long-lasting relationship with someone, you are good friends. Having good friends makes us feel happy and secure. You and your friend respect and care for each other and put effort into your relationship.

Why is it important to be a good friend?

Knowing how to be a good friend will make you feel better about yourself. Other people will think well of you, too. They will know you are someone they can trust and someone who will respect their feelings. These skills will help you get along with many different people.

How can you be a good friend at school?

There are many ways to be a good friend at school. Friends respect each other and show their support. If your friend is trying to learn to play a game at recess, you may help them. If you are struggling with a lesson, your friend may help you out.

How can you be a good friend at home?

Being a good friend at home means your relationships are built on trust, respect, communication, and consideration. It is impossible for people, even in your family, to agree on everything. Be respectful when you disagree about something. Your trust in each other will help you to better enjoy the times that you get to play and have fun together.

Good friends in action!

Being considerate is being polite and caring toward others. It means you are careful to avoid hurting people or making them feel bad on purpose. Good manners, such as saying please and thank you, are part of being considerate. It also means taking turns during games. It means you share with others. When you are considerate, you are being a good friend!
Article Citation in MLA (Modern Language Association) Ninth Edition format:

"Being a Good Friend." Report Builder, Gareth Stevens Publishing, garethreportbuilder.com/article/1236/being-a-good-friend. Accessed 23 Jun 2024.