A Hero's Tips for Good Friendships
Be yourself–You should not feel like you have to act differently around certain
people. A true friend will not try to change you. Just remember to treat others the
same way, and do not tease others for their differences.
Apologize and forgive–Everyone makes mistakes. When you do something
wrong, just admit it and say you are sorry. When your friend does something
wrong, forgive them and move on.
Allow your friends to have other friends–Don’t be a friend hog. People do not
like it when you tell them who they can and can’t be friends with. Your friends will
like you a lot more if you let them play with other people sometimes. That does not
mean that they don’t like you anymore, so don’t worry.
Be a good sport–No one likes to play with a poor sport. If you are winning a
game, don’t rub it in your opponent’s face. And if you are losing, don’t quit.
Show respect–No name calling, gossiping, or spreading rumors. If someone
begins to talk about a friend who is not there, change the subject or leave
Be careful what you say–Never tease people about things they cannot control
or their personal preferences. These might include physical appearance, religion,
gender, ethnicity, or family makeup (Yo Mama jokes seem funny until you make
them about someone whose mother has passed away or just left them). Kids
cannot control how much money their parents make, so they have no say in the
type of house they live in or where they buy clothes. Don’t tease others because
of where they shop.