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Curious
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5 “WOULD YOU RATHER…” QUESTIONS TO LAUNCH A TALK ABOUT FRIENDS

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Curious, Creative, Caring, and Confident™
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The last few weeks of August are a great time to chat with your child about kindness and friendship. If you’re lucky, and persistent, you may even learn what your kid would do when you’re not around.
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Ask your school-age child the following carefully worded questions to see how he defines friendship and how far he would go to entertain or support a new or trusted friend.

1. Would you rather learn a new skill from a friend or teach your buddy something you know?

2. Would you rather ask a new classmate to eat lunch with you at school to make her feel welcome or arrange a get-to-know-each-other playdate with her at home?

3. Would you rather buy a special gift for your best friend’s birthday or spend an unforgettable day together, just hanging out and having fun?
4. Would you rather attend a party for a sort-of-good friend or skip the party altogether to cheer up a really close friend who wasn’t invited?

5. Would you rather let your friend play with your favorite toy or let her eat the last of your favorite snack?

Which of the following are your kids’ picks for the best holiday gifts ever?

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Which of the following are your kids’ picks for the best holiday gifts ever?