Navigating School Friendships - Tips and Tricks!
Friendships are SO important when it comes to school life. They make everything more fun! But making and
keeping friends takes a bit of effort. So, here are some tips and tricks to help you work out the world of school
Just be YOU!
Imagine if all the crayons were the same colour – that would be boring, right? Well, same goes for friends! Be your
awesome self and let your true colours shine. Your personality and interests make you one-of-a-kind, and the
right friends will love you for it.
SMILE and wave!
A friendly smile can make everything better! Because when you're open and approachable, others feel
comfy around you. So, flash those pearly whites and say, "Hi!"
Respect others' differences, whether it's their favourite game or how they talk. Learning from each other's
differences can lead to lifelong friendships.
Join clubs and teams
Whether it's art, soccer, science, or reading, join in on activities that match your interests. You'll meet friends
who love the same things, and you can cheer each other on!
Use your friendship superpower
Did you know you have a friendship superpower? It's called empathy! It's like wearing someone else's shoes
in your imagination. If a friend feels sad or happy, try to understand why. A little kindness goes a long way in
making hearts feel warm and fuzzy.
Stay away from the drama
Instead of talking about others behind their backs, spread smiles and laughter. If someone creates
drama, steer the conversation toward more positive stuff, like fun things you did on the weekend or a silly
joke you heard ... or just walk away and remove yourself from the situation.
Talk and listen
Ever played a game without rules? It gets confusing, right? Well, friendships also need some
"rules," like talking and listening. If something's bothering you or a friend, talk about it kindly. And don't
forget to listen when they share, too.
When it comes to friends, it's not about the number. Having a few true friends who are always there
for you is way cooler than having a bunch who don't have your back!
Be yourself, be friendly, and remember, the best friendships are the ones where you can be your amazing self.
So spread kindness and make friends, and your school days will sparkle like the brightest star in the sky!