Presentation on theme: "What are some things you should ask before starting a friendship?"— Presentation transcript:
1What are some things you should ask before starting a friendship? FriendshipsWhat are some things you should ask before starting a friendship?
2Brainstorming Activity On the board…write responses to the following questionsWhat do you look for in a friend?What words do you use to describe friends?
3Friendship Ask yourself… What do I know about this person?Do my parents/guardian know this person?Will they approve of me spending time with this person?Why is it important not only to build trust in a friendship but with your parents as well?Do your parents like your friends…if they don’t what happens?
4Initiating Friendships Do you remember your 1st day of school…back in kindergarten…How did you make your first friend?Many friendships have a common link, what did you have in common?When initiating friendships ask questions to learn more about a person
5Initiating Friendships cont’d Conversation – a verbal exchange of feelings, thoughts, ideas and opinionsRejection – the feeling of being unwelcomed or unwantedBalanced friendships – give/receive, helps not only emotional but physical healthOne-sided friendships – all giving or all receivingPeople Pleaser – a person who constaintly seeks the approval of others, people pleasers are usually insecureTakers & Users – take from others or use others to mee their needs.
6Conversation Keepers How to keep a conversation going Ask questions Show interestListen carefullyRespond appropriatelyConsider other ideasEncourage anotherBe positiveMake eye contact
7Conversation Killers Talking about yourself the hwole time Appearing disinterestedInterrupting someoneChanging the topicBeing a know-it-allComplainingTalking about othersAvoiding eye contact
8My 1st FriendWrite a 1 page paper about your first friend or best friend, how and when you met. Things that you enjoy/enjoyed doing together. If you are still friends today, etc.