Friendship is such an important part of life. Just one true friend can make all the difference when your child needs support. On the other hand, if a child gets in with “the wrong crowd” this can take their life into directions parents would rather not think about. Discuss this topic with your child by asking them about their friendships. Also relate your personal stories of your own friendships make sure you include both the good and bad focussing on the lessons you learned. This:
1. helps your child further develop their understanding of the qualities of a good friend
2. invites them to take a close look at their current closest friends and see if they are good friends
3. enables you to understand who your child has chosen as close friends and to share your beliefs and ideas about friendship with your child.