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Peers in what ways do friends contribute to your life

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form in high school may last throughout your life. peers In what ways do friends contribute to your life? List as many examples as you can. 302 Chapter 12 Peer Relationships You may know many class- mates and peers, but only a few may be your good friends. What qualities set a friend apart from other peers?
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Friendships A is a significant relationship between two people. Healthy friendships are based on caring, respect, trust, and consid- eration. Friends are people with whom you share hobbies, interests, and other friends. They may also become people with whom you are comfortable sharing your needs, wants, emotions, and confi- dences. Healthy friendships can give you a sense of belonging and help you define and reinforce your values. Your friends probably include both males and females. A is a friendship with a member of the opposite gender in which there is affection but the two people are not considered a couple. Such relationships can help you understand and become comfort- able with individuals of the opposite gender. In addition, such friends can be a valuable source of advice concerning dating issues. Platonic friendships help you realize that all people, regardless of gender, have similar feelings, needs, and concerns. Friendships vary in importance and commitment. If you have a best friend, you already know that not all friendships are the same. In fact, there are several kinds of friendships. CASUAL FRIENDSHIPS A casual friendship is a relationship between peers who share something in common. You may form a casual friendship with a classmate, a teammate, or someone who attends your place of worship. You may sit with casual friends in the cafeteria or at school events. Casual friends are usually people with whom you share some interests but are not necessarily people with whom you form deep emotional bonds. CLOSE FRIENDSHIPS Some casual friendships may develop into close friendships. Close friends have strong emo- tional ties and feel comfortable sharing their thoughts, experi- ences, and feelings. They trust and support each other, acting with kindness, courtesy, and loy- alty. When problems arise in the relationship, close friends will try to work them out together. friendship platonic friendship 303 Lesson 1 Safe and Healthy Friendships These teens have a casual friendship based on a common interest. What interests do you share with the peers you think of as casual friends?
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What Would You Do? Write an ending to the scenario in which Julia and Marissa resolve their conflict in a healthful way. Use the following tips as a guideline. 1. Take turns explaining each side of the conflict without interruption. 2. Use “I” messages. 3. Listen carefully, and ask appropriate questions. 4. Brainstorm solutions. 5. Agree on a solution that benefits both sides. Conflict Resolution: When Best Friends Disagree “Guess what?” Marissa asked excitedly when she saw her best friend, Julia. “Nicole and Dave asked us to join their group!” “But I like the friends we have right now,” Julia frowned. “Why do you want to be part of their group?”
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