Fourteen Ways to Be a Friend


  1. 1.

    Cheer her on when she’s at bat.

  2. 2.

    Help her look for her missing cat.

  3. 3.

    When she’s quite sick, send a card or letter.

  4. 4.

    Bring her ice cream when she’s feeling better.

  5. 5.

    If he’s new in school, greet him with a grin.

  6. 6.

    Help him, whatever the shade of his skin.

  7. 7.

    Always respect his religious views.

  8. 8.

    If you don’t understand him, talk—just you two.

  9. 9.

    Start a hobby together—like studying birds.

  10. 10.

    If she’s learning to read, help with new words.

  11. 11.

    If she can’t hear or see, be her ears or her eyes.

  12. 12.

    Give her a hug whenever she cries.

  13. 13.

    If he’s never played hockey, teach him to skate.

  14. 14.

    When he has trouble catching up, tell him you’ll wait.

[illustrations] Illustrated by Beth Whittaker