Friendships are an important part of our lives here on Earth. It’s no wonder that social media has gained the popularity that it has today.
As important as having friends may be, however, the quality of friendships is much more important than the quantity. It’s crucial that we help our kids to understand this as well.
Why More Friends is Not Always Better
How many “friends” does your child actually have? Discussing, with our kids, the definition of healthy friendships is wise—as social media has helped skew its true meaning. Friendship shouldn’t be viewed as a quantity thing, but rather a quality thing. Proverbs 18: 24 says, “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there’s a friend that sticks closer than a brother.”
When our kids boast about all the “friends” they have on social media, they may be boasting about unwanted acquaintances or companions. To help them make wise choices, let’s consider working with our kids to establish a better vetting process. This may also mean collaborating with them to determine wise limits on their number of friends.
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