The best types of people to have around you’re the caring kind. Getting to know who is who can be interesting and sometimes most challenging.
This advice is universal. It fits for anyone of any age when making decisions about who to bring into your life and heart as a friend. But these tips are stated in a manner that will be especially helpful for tweens and teens as well as for kids and adults with ADHD, Autism or Asperger Syndrome. This advice will be useful for people who have a difficult time picking up the cues and clues that provide them the’Go!’ If it comes to friendship.
Here are eight tips to guide you to recognize a true friend:
1. Do you feel your friend cares about what you need to say? A real friend pays attention while you’re talking and asks questions if he or she does not fully understand your situations or feeling before giving advice about it.
2. A true friend would recommend that you do just what is safe, smart and helpful to you. It helps sometimes to see if others you want and respect also like your new friend.
3. Do you ever feel pressure to do something you really don’t wish to do? If you are feeling this way, it’s your true friends who can help you sort out how to be yourself, do the right thing and still be a part of the audience.
4. If you make a mistake, a true friend will help you feel better. A true friend doesn’t make you feel dumb, gossip to others or criticize you.
5. A true friend provides you space and privacy if you want it. You don’t have to explain or wonder if your friend will be upset if you prefer to do something your own way, on your own time.
6. When you have problem, a real friend encourages you to find people you trust to assist you take the right measures to solve it. To let you talk to an adult or with the ideal experience.
7. True friends understand how much you can do. If your parents do not permit you to go out on school nights, a true friend will stick with you when you can be together.
8. A true friend lets you have other friends. You don’t need to be worried about a real friend getting upset if you spend some time with somebody else. There are so many different ways youcan spend time with people. You might have a particular friend who loves to play basketball with you and other friends who are your movie or concert buddies. This doesn’t mean dropping your friend for something different.