What qualities do you have that makes you such a wonderful friend? Maybe it’s because you are a good listener, or maybe it’s because you are loyal. There are many reasons for why we find friendship with certain people, and each of us brings our own talents and characteristics into those relationships that we make.
The trickiest part about a friendship is building one. Have you ever walked into a room and not known anyone else? How did you meet that one person who you ended up forming a close bond with? Making friends can be a scary thing to do, but once you open up and show others who you really are, friendship can be made.
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Here are some tips that other New Moon girls have given to help with making and keeping relationships with your pals:
- Francesca, 10, California shares how she tries to make friends with everyone, even with those who may not act so nice at first.
- If you need help with finding things to do with your new friend, Candice, 8, Mississippi has a list of some fun ideas!
- An important lesson to remember is to not exclude others. Nicole, 12, New Hampshire wrote about effects of bullying and how you can make a difference.
- This poem by Breezy, 12, Australia expresses the nature of a true friend.
A friend is someone who will be by your side through your happy days and your days that may not be going so well, but you have to remember that friendship works both ways. If you want to make friends or stay friends with someone for a long time, you too must show them the kindness and respect that you would like to be treated with. Enjoy the many times in your life that you will meet new people, and whether you keep in contact for years or not, every relationship you make is valuable.
New Moon Intern