Anna, Age 9: Wishing for a Best Friend

Kids Ask Dr. Friendtastic

Jan 27 2024 • 4 mins

Ep. 46 - Kids Ask Dr. Friendtastic: Building closer friendships

When they see that other kids paired off with a best friend, and they don’t have one, kids can feel like they’re missing out. Anna wants to know what she can do to get a best friend.

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- Who do you consider your closest friends? How did you become close?

- Has anyone ever said to you, “I’ll be your best friend if you..”? If so, how did that make you feel? Why is this NOT a good way to make close friends?

- What do you think Dr. Friendtastic means when she says, “Friends are people, not possessions”? (Hint: She also talks about building a close friendship together, with time and effort.)

- Why do you think Dr. Friendtastic likes the term “close friend” more than “best friend”?

- Thinking about the kids you know now, who is someone you’d like to become closer friends with? How could you do that?

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