GOAL SLOGAN: I FURTHER MY FRIENDSHIP WITH MY FRIENDS
SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT.
The questions below are designed to help you think about how you can help from home with the skills development programme your child is taking part in.
- Do our children see the relationships we have with our friends? Do we devote enough time and attention to our friends? Do we take care to maintain and strengthen our friendships? Friendship is a difficult treasure to maintain. How many friends do we truly have?
- Have we explained to our children the difference between friendship and companionship? And between real friends and ‘virtual’ friends?
- Have we asked them if they see friendship with a boy in the same way as they see it with a girl?
- Do we make it easy for our children to bring their friends (boys and girls) home so that we can meet them?
HOW CAN WE HELP?
The suggestions below show when personal parental involvement is necessary. The aim of the subjects proposed is to demonstrate where you might be able to support your child and help him to work on developing this month’s skill.
- By explaining to our children that friendship requires time and effort, to get to know and understand the problems of others.
- Explain to them why a true friendship means more than going out and chatting together, and must include conversations that involve taking a role and an interest in the concerns and experiences of our friends.
- By helping our children to understand the difference between chatting on the Internet and face-to-face conversations. It is better to have a few, real friendships than a lot of virtual ‘friends’ or contact, who may well not stand the test of time.