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Dish-It: Need Nice Friends

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Making New Friends

Dear Dish-It,

How do I get nice friends who talk to me every time I see them?

sweet mama


Dear SM,


It sounds like maybe you’re feeling a bit left out. That’s a really tough situation to be in – recess, lunchtime and after school can feel pretty lonely without some good friends to help pass the time. The thing about making new “nice” friends is it’s up to you to go ahead and take the first step …


Start by looking around your classroom — think about which kids you'd like to play with at recess. Look for chances to say hi to them, smile and be friendly. Offer to share something or give a compliment. Invite someone to play with you or say "Do you want to sit here?" in the lunchroom. When you're at recess, walk over to kids you want to play with, act friendly and say "Hi, can I play, too?" or just join in.


If you have trouble doing this or if you're feeling shy, ask your teacher to help you make new friends. Teachers are usually pretty good at matching up friends. The best way to make friends is to be a friend. Be kind, be friendly, share, say positive things, offer to help — and pretty soon, you'll have one, or two, or even more new friends.


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    kathy87

    kathy87 wrote:

    it okay to be shy i am nine just saying i was shy once a the first day of school.did know one person but the rest they were mean and and bully the next day they were my friends so to be sure chellenge them make friends
    commented: Sun Nov 02, 2014

    Befabulousxox

    Befabulousxox wrote:

    The same I like the shy girl at my school which I'm not going to JHS(Junior High School) and I want to make friends easily like how I did in elementary school would it be the same or different
    commented: Tue Jul 01, 2014

    Befabulousxox

    Befabulousxox wrote:

    The same I like the shy girl at my school which I'm not going to JHS(Junior High School) and I want to make friends easily like how I did in elementary school would it be the same or different
    commented: Tue Jul 01, 2014

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