Use the questions below to have a conversation about friendship with your teen. Take turns asking each other the questions so you can both share. 

  1. What does it mean to be a friend?
  2. What are the qualities of a good friend?
  3. Why is it important to have good friends?
  4. Tell about a time when a friendship didn’t work out and why.
  5. Tell about a time when you really came through for a friend. 

Follow up:

  1. What was it like sharing your experiences? How were you feeling? 
  2. What was it like hearing someone else’s experiences with friendships? How were they different than your own or the same?
  3. What did it mean to you to share your experiences, beliefs and actions?