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What Is Friendship?

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Teaching friendship and social skills starts with understanding what are friends and implementing the concept of friendship in our everyday life.

Watch the below videos to illustrate this lesson and make sure to download the supporting PDF workbook.

Something to ponder: How do you define social skills and friendship skills? What makes a friend?

Lesson Takeaways

  • Bonding, interacting, communicating: we always want those things for our kids
  • Communication refers to the act of sharing information
  • Interaction refers to acting in such a manner so as to affect the other
  • Bonding is the relationship or link with someone based on shared feelings, interests, or experiences.
  • Model and explain friendship, processing out loud the acts of friendship:
    “Youre good at playing with your friends”, “You did what i wanted now we do what you want”, “Thats how i can tell what you like, if you look at me, then i know youre still interested”, “Thank you for letting me be your friend”
  • Talk about their friends (even if you think there are none), make them part of a community
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