Being a good friend is about more than just spending time with someone. It’s important that both boys and girls feel important and are honest with each other. No matter who your friendship is with, a friend at school, your brother or sister or even a teacher, it’s good to be a good friend.
- Treat each other fairly,
- Respect each others beliefs and feelings,
- Are honest,
- Know that they can share feelings with each other,
- Listen to one another,
- Like each other for who they are,
- Talk out problems calmly instead of yelling,
- Are there for each other during tough times,
- Ask permission to hug or touch each other, and
- Give each other space to be themselves on their own.
Originally, First Nations people knew the importance of being good to each other. Over time this has been lost to some and kids have grown up not knowing how to treat their friends kindly. It’s important that we now work at treating friends and loved ones fairly and encourage others to follow.