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Dear Dish-It: How Do I Make Friends?

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Dear Dish-It,

how do i make friends?

sharratt


Dear sharratt,


There are a couple of things you can do to make new friends. Just remember to keep an open mind and do the best with what you’ve got.


Step 1: Expand Your Mind
Try to look past people’s clothes and the attitudes they present to you. I bet you’ll find plenty of fun, smart, cool decent people you could totally be friends with right under your nose!


Step 2: Expand Your Universe
School isn’t the only place where you can meet new people and find friends. Check out some community groups, get a part-time job, volunteer, go to concerts you like, etc. There are plenty of cool kids out there – you’ve just got to go out and find them!


Finally, Kidzworld just reviewed a cool new book called 30 Days To Finding & Keeping Sassy Sidekicks & BFFs: A Friendship Field Guide by Clea Hantman. It’s a book full of friendship-related tips, advice and exercises you can actually test and try. Check it out!


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    BrightYellow

    BrightYellow wrote:

    I have3 bffnwleos (best friends forever never will leave each others side). there cool.
    commented: Tue Jul 23, 2013

    nyla2002

    nyla2002 wrote:

    tell it your sorry. and try to talk to him again
    commented: Wed Nov 28, 2012

    MarioLover!

    MarioLover! wrote:

    I want friends but everyone thinks im weird and i just lost my BFF today =(
    commented: Fri Dec 09, 2011

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