Wellbeing: Friendship in adolescense

Friendship is a very important part of our lives. Ecureuil girls shared their feelings about their ideal friend and they described their role as a friend with the help of a small quiz.

Why teenage friendships are important

For teenagers, good friends can be like a personal support group. Friends and friendships give teenagers:

  • a sense of belonging, a feeling of being valued and help with developing confidence
  • the sense of security and comfort that comes from being with others going through similar experiences
  • information about the changes that puberty brings, and what’s going on physically and emotionally
  • a way to experiment with different values, roles, identities and ideas
  • experience in getting along with people of the opposite sex
  • a social group to do new things with, especially things that are different from what families do.

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