Presentation on theme: "Friendships What are some things you should ask before starting a friendship?"— Presentation transcript:
Friendships What are some things you should ask before starting a friendship?
Brainstorming Activity On the board…write responses to the following questions What do you look for in a friend? What words do you use to describe friends?
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 dont what happens?
Initiating Friendships Do you remember your 1 st 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
Initiating Friendships contd Conversation – a verbal exchange of feelings, thoughts, ideas and opinions Rejection – the feeling of being unwelcomed or unwanted Balanced friendships – give/receive, helps not only emotional but physical health One-sided friendships – all giving or all receiving People Pleaser – a person who constaintly seeks the approval of others, people pleasers are usually insecure Takers & Users – take from others or use others to mee their needs.
Conversation Keepers How to keep a conversation going Ask questions Show interest Listen carefully Respond appropriately Consider other ideas Encourage another Be positive Make eye contact
Conversation Killers Talking about yourself the hwole time Appearing disinterested Interrupting someone Changing the topic Being a know-it-all Complaining Talking about others Avoiding eye contact
My 1 st Friend Write 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.