A Common Belief that Blocks Friendship

Kids Ask Dr. Friendtastic

Mar 9 2024 • 5 mins

Ep. 50 - Kids Ask Dr. Friendtastic: Beyond the Magnet Myth of Friendship


- What is the Magnet Myth of Friendship? Why is the Magnet Myth NOT true?

- How are friends different from fans?

- Why does bragging not help you make friends? (Hint: How are other kids likely to react?)

- How might worrying about not being “good enough” get in the way of making friends?

- Dr. Friendtastic says to “focus on being interested rather than interesting.” What do you think that means? How could you show someone that you are interested in them?

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