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How Do I Keep Friends?

By Daily Graphic
Dear Auntie Betty, I am a girl of 11 years and in Class Six. I don't know how to make friends and keep them.

Any time I make a new friend, I quarrel or have a fight with her and in no time the friendship ends. Afterwards, I apologise and try to win my friend back. I am tired of this.
Amina, Bolga.

Dear worried girl, It is good you know what is happening to your friendships. Maybe you have an attitude that always puts your friends off so you have to search yourself critically to know what you do wrong.

Sometimes some people want to have their way all the time, are rude or selfish so as you try to find out what is wrong you might also think of ways to accommodate other people's views to be able to keep your friendships.

I'm however glad that you realise when you are wrong and do apologise to your pals. That is very good.

You could also find out from your friends what you do that displeases them so that you can try to avoid repeating those things.

Always do your best to be nice to your friends and ignore some things that used to upset you or bring about problems so that you can get along with everyone.