Do you have a friendship which feels like a lot of hard work? Some friendships can be exhausting and confusing. You aren’t sure what will happen next and if everything will be OK. Maybe you have a friend who likes to call the shots and doesn’t let you have your turn. Or maybe your friend doesn’t listen properly or consider your feelings. Perhaps your friend tells tales on you a lot or has broken one of your deepest darkest secrets. How do we know if we can forgive our friend and let sleeping dogs lie? Or is it time to say goodbye and move on?
Here’s what you’ll hear this episode:
- What signs to look out for in a broken friendship
- Why it’s not necessarily a bad thing that friendships are not always and forever
- What you need to know to make a decision about ending a friendship
- Why saying goodbye is tricky but it can have a happy ending
Helpful Resources for Parents:
You may want to read the blog post ‘Why does your child settle for friendships which hurt them’.
If your child has been bullied and feels lonely, you will find my FREE parents’ training ‘How to Safeguard Your Child Against Frenemies, Tricky People and Meanies’ really helpful and supportive. I know it’s hard to watch them struggle.
If you’re looking for new friends, then you are very welcome to come and join me in The Energy Pod class every Monday at
Helpful Resources for Kids:
- This video tells you more about what a ‘Wildheart’ is and will help your
strong willedsensitive child understand themselves better.
- For those of you that want to grow your
self esteemand find real nourishing friendships, my online course ‘Be Your Own Best Friend’ will give you the tools to be kind to yourself and to stand up for yourself.
- Check out the replays of the Energy Pod class on Respect (#19)
- My Smiley Thought Cards are really good for training your brain to think differently, especially for children who think the worst or worry a lot. Remember, if you have an Alexa, you can get Smiley Thoughts
readaloud to you over breakfast so you can start your day in a positive state of mind. To get started you just have to say: ‘Alexa, open Happy Thoughts’.
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