Presentation on theme: "What are some things you should ask before starting a friendship?"— Presentation transcript:
1 What are some things you should ask before starting a friendship? FriendshipsWhat are some things you should ask before starting a friendship?
2 Brainstorming 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?
3 Friendship 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?
4 Initiating 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
5 Initiating 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.
6 Conversation Keepers How to keep a conversation going Ask questions Show interestListen carefullyRespond appropriatelyConsider other ideasEncourage anotherBe positiveMake eye contact
7 Conversation Killers Talking about yourself the hwole time Appearing disinterestedInterrupting someoneChanging the topicBeing a know-it-allComplainingTalking about othersAvoiding eye contact
8 My 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.