What's Happening in Character Education?

We’re wired for friendship, whether we’re 5 or 45

Posted by Phyllis L. Fagell on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 @ 14:04 PM

I still have the handmade pillow I sewed with a friend in fourth grade. We wrote “best friends forever” in puffy paint across the surface. I also have the "slam book" my friends and I created at a sixth grade sleepover. In it, we listed each other’s flaws, then discussed our findings. It amazes me that we considered that a good idea. At 12, peer approval was everything, and those comments stuck. It was 30 years before I cut bangs again. We alternately loved and tested one another, and it wasn’t always pretty.

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Topics: Friendship