Making friends isn’t an easy task whether you’re a kid or an adult, and it’s been even harder for this generation of kids growing up in the middle of a pandemic. It’s important to make sure you that you share interests with others and treat them with compassion. Without further ado, here’s a quick guide for the best ways for kids to make friends. First, make time for someone. Always make sure the other person is available before you begin to start a conversation with them.
Second, introduce yourself. Make sure to smile, speak clearly, and make eye contact while introducing yourself to someone in order to give yourself a quality first impression.
Third, share interests. This is very important in building any relationship. Always find ways to connect with others through shared interests. These interests could be video games, sports, and music. Almost any interest can be shared between multiple people.
Fourth, listen to the other person. Avoid talking too much about yourself. Always allow the other person to talk about themselves. This will allow you to get to know them better and will strengthen your bond with them.
And lastly, finish the conversation. Make sure to finish conversations with others in a polite manner and leave on a positive note. Let them know that you have to go but tell them it was nice to talk to them. These steps aren’t always going to guarantee a friendship but they lay important foundations that can oftentimes allow a friendship to form which is why these actions should be followed by any kid or even adult looking to form friendships.