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How to Be a Good Friend
By Sophia  

Chapter One:
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 don’t 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.

Chapter Two
Don’t say, “You Made Me Do This!”

If you accidentally knock over a glass of water, don’t 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 it’s their fault when it’s not.

Chapter Three:
You’re Not a Friend If You Like Someone Just Because They Have a Lot of Stuff

When you like someone, don’t just like them because they have a lot of stuff. Imagine how they would feel. Here’s 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.

Chapter Four:
Three Ways To Be a Good Friend

Here are three ways that I personally think that you should be a good friend.

1.) Don’t fight.
2.) Don’t yell at your friend
3.) Listen to your friend.



Dr. Steve Frisch, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in
Chicago, Illinois and Northfield, Illinois.

You can contact Dr. Frisch, Psy.D. at
(847) 498-5611.

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