Celebrate Friends’ Victories

Responding positively to others’ triumphs is an important friendship-building skill. If you can truly be as happy and excited for your friend’s victory as if it were your own, that’s an excellent relational skill. When your friend beats you in a race or gets a better grade on a test, the natural response might be jealousy, but celebrating and congratulating your friend will be great for your friendship. When we truly celebrate others’ accomplishments, our connection gets stronger and hopefully, our friend reciprocates by being happy for us and our victories.

Here are some ways we can celebrate our friends:

Write a note.

Bring them a balloon.

Send a congratulatory text.

Make a poster.

Surprise them with a treat at school.


What are some other ways we can celebrate our friends? Let us know how you like to celebrate your friends!

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