to Be a Good Friend
Saying I Instead of You
If you get in a fight with your friend
something to do instead of saying, You did this or You made me do
this, you can say, I feel bad.
But sometimes you feel like you
dont want to talk about it right then so you can take a break from each other and
think about what you are going to say to your friend and later you can talk about it.
Dont say, You Made Me Do This!
If you accidentally knock over a glass of water, dont
say to your friend, You made me do this. What you can do instead is say,
Oops, the glass of water fell. Will you please help me clean it up?
Then you and your friend will clean up the mess. But if you do say, You made me do
this, your friend might think that its their fault when its not.
Youre Not a Friend If You Like Someone Just Because They Have a Lot of Stuff
When you like someone, dont just
like them because they have a lot of stuff. Imagine how they would feel. Heres four
ways they would feel:
1.) They would feel bad.
2.) They would not like you.
3.) They would think that you were a mean friend.
4.) They would be sad because they thought you were really their friend.
Three Ways To Be a Good Friend
Here are three ways that I personally
think that you should be a good friend.
1.) Dont fight.
2.) Dont yell at your friend.
to your friend.
Frisch, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in
Chicago, Illinois and Northfield, Illinois.
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