Updated June, 2018.

Hi Nicki. I saw you sitting with Amy at lunch yesterday… Are you two friends? I haven’t seen you guys hanging out since second grade.

What? No! I stopped hanging out with her in second grade because she wasn’t a very good friend to me. And now, all she does is gossip about people. She sat down next to me yesterday but I couldn’t, like, get up and leave. But she’s not my friend.

That’s a tough one. I get not wanting to be mean to someone by leaving but then again, having to hang out with someone you don’t like and listen to all that stuff…

Yeah, it was really awkward. And she said stuff about people I know that made me really uncomfortable. I told her so but she still kept going.

What did you say?

 I told her that Harrison was a friend of mine so I would appreciate it if she didn’t talk behind his back…

Wait? She was talking about Harrison? What did she say?

Taylor!! Don’t you get it? I don’t want to talk about Harrison behind his back! That’s not being a good friend.

Well, I don’t know… maybe it is if she was saying how hot he was and all…

Just what does “being a good friend” mean? Have you ever really thought about it? Given that your social world is huge right now (for most teens), this might be a good time to explore this topic. This post will cover:


What do you value in a friend?

Popularity and peer pressure

The changing face of friendships

Some valuable friendship skills

Bonus YSS: Am I an introvert or extrovert?

Post Question:

Is it important to you to be popular? Why?

Answer the post question here

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  • WLKHS 1215
    Posted at 17:21h, 07 November Reply

    No, because if you have friends and family that support you and care for you. Than there is really no need to be popular.

  • WLKHS1208
    Posted at 15:37h, 07 November Reply

    It’s not important to be popular to me because your popularity does not define you and does not define your successes in life.

    • WLKHS1309
      Posted at 16:42h, 08 November Reply

      i agree with this because how popular you are will not define how successful you will be in the future.

  • Aleisha Archer
    Posted at 08:16h, 16 October Reply

    I think I am personally an introvert as I don’t talk to very many people and like to stick with my own group of friends

  • Killian hingerty
    Posted at 08:14h, 16 October Reply

    I like the way after all of this, niki still remembered that it was wrong to talk behind someone’s back and it was wrong to do so and Taylor didn’t even stop and think for a second at how this conversation came about and still ploughed through and asked the question.

  • Jake Heasley
    Posted at 08:12h, 16 October Reply

    Looking out for a friend

  • George phillips
    Posted at 08:11h, 16 October Reply

    Stay strong

  • Jake Heasley
    Posted at 08:11h, 16 October Reply

    Being nice

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