friends. They are a principal source of happiness and hope in our lives.
However, the ability to make friends varies from person to person. To
some people, making friends is easy, and to others itís very
We all have the
capacity to make friends. Unfortunately, many people never reach their
potential. Making friends is a skill, and the first step in developing
that skill is knowing how to get along with others.
People who are good
at getting along with others take an interest in what other people like.
They learn to develop interests that make them enjoyable to be around.
Therefore, the more things that your child knows how to do that involve
interacting with other kids, the more opportunities he or she has to
your child has trouble making friends, here are some things he or she
your own strengths. You have skills and talents that others can
enjoy. Some people donít let others see their goodness. Believe
that you are a good person who has something to share with others.
a sense of humor. Learn to laugh at yourself and your shortcomings.
It will relieve some of the stress in your life. If you ever feel
like poking fun at someone, let it be you, never anyone else. Smile,
the rights of others. They have their opinions; you have yours.
Different opinions are healthy. Learn how to listen to others
without putting them down or trying to convince them that your
opinion is right.
kind. Throughout your life, you will learn that if you are kind to
others, they usually will be kind to you. When should you start
being kind? Right now. Give someone a compliment. Open the door for
someone. Wave to a friend. Encourage someone who is discouraged. Say
something positive. There are hundreds of little things you can do
to show kindness.
empathetic. Try to understand what others are going through. Look at
life through their eyes. If you empathize with someoneís feelings,
you can help.
complain. People get tired of listening to constant whining. Life
doesnít always go the way you want. Learn to accept what you
canít change, and work hard to change what you can. Replace the
time you used to spend complaining with time spent being kind.
give up. Even if you are faced with negative, closed-minded people,
never give up. Donít let them change you into one of them. Find
people who will appreciate you
information was taken from A Good Friend: How to Make One, How to Be
One by Ron Herron and Val J. Peter.