Befriend The New Kid
We all know what it feels like to be in an unfamiliar place
Next time you hang out with your friends, invite them along. You could even just ask for their phone number and send them a nice text.
As we are doing online learning, being new is even tougher. Having a Kindness Club with ambassadors who make a conscious effort to include new arrivals, could make a real difference.
Sarah Embergerabout 1 month ago
Being the new kid on the block is hard...let's welcome them and make them feel a part of the neighborhood.
Kristen Totaroabout 2 years ago
This can be so simple but feels so good when you get friends when you are new.over 2 years ago
When we moved up to high school, we were given ten new kids, because our class size/lineup of kids hadn't changed much in the last decade. Our school community is tight, and often referred to by students as a 'family'. The new kids, all coming from various public schools, were very overwhelmed and anxious. One even told me "There is no way I thought I would fit in, you've all grown so close." So I befriended not one, but all of them. Most of them have made the transition well, except for some residual social anxiety/paranoia.
Alanna Hoffmanover 2 years ago