New Friends and Friendships
friends is easy for some, difficult for others. For many the opportunities
to meet new people are in themselves limited. However, one situation
in which new people and potential new friends are often encountered
is during summer vacations. In the following article Deborah
some useful advice on keeping up such friendships. Attention must
be paid though to what summer friends actually expect from such
relationships - do not be disappointed if you find their expectations
are different from yours and they no longer wish to maintain the
friendship when summer is over (see the article at Making
more on this)... Also
Friendship - a Definition
Summer Friendships Last
by Deborah Shelton
just about getting dirty, staying up all night, playing in the rain,
and going off to camp--Itís about meeting new people. Follow these
tips to turn your vacation acquaintances into lifelong friends.
Summer Memory Book
Make the summer
last forever by preserving memories in a special book. Fill the
plastic sleeves of a photo album with photos, ticket stubs, sections
of road maps from summer trips, and other mementos. When youíre
finished, exchange memory books with your closest summer buddy.
Keep in touch
with vacation friends by sending picture postcards. Scan summer
photos and print them on cardstock paper, 4 per page. Use scissors
to cut individual cards. On the blank side, include your friendís
address, your return address, and a postage stamp. Donít forget
to write a cool message!
Pen Pal Club
Start your own
pen pal club! Swap addresses with your new friends and make a commitment
to keep in touch. Be creativeó donít limit yourself to writing letters.
Send an inexpensive gag gift every so often, or an audiotape letter.
Send lists of your favorite things. For instance, one month send
your pen pals a list of your 20 favorite movies, and then compare
No matter how
you decide to keep in touch, donít let summer friendships end when
Shelton is a mother, freelance writer, and author of the brand
new book, "The Five Minute Parent: Fun & Fast Activities for
You and Your Little Ones."
to PenPalsPlanet to find great new friendships!
Is your new friend waiting for you now at PenPalsPlanet? There's
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Or scroll down
to read the article on making friends.
advice on how to make new friends is to always be yourself.
This means not pretending to be someone or something you're
not, in other words being genuine and sincere. Add to that an honest
concern for the other person and you have the way to achieve lasting
friendships. Like any relationship, friendships have to be worked
on, of course, they have to be maintained and allowed to grow.
YOU find new friends and friendships here?
can only answer this by taking a look (it's quick and
easy actually). You never know who you are going to
find unless you try...