Those of you who read my blog (when I used to write on it properly, that is) (and a day is coming when I will return, I promise) (and this promise is like a real promise and not like all those other promises that I sometimes make and never keep) (promise)... will know that aside from liking to ramble on quite a lot, I also like to talk about friendship. The getting of it, the tending of it, the wrecking of it, the observing of it and, most importantly, the fostering of it in our children.
It's a tricky thing, young friendship. So rock-solid one minute, so epic-fail the next. Helping our children work out how it all fits together (and not get too hurt, but maybe just a little) is one of the great challenges of parenting. And that's if your children can even find a friend in the first place.
But before I write a whole new post over here, come over to Village Voices where I recently talked a great deal about helping our kids navigate their frienships.
I'd be very happy to have a little chat via the comments because we have Disqus over there and I can reply and then you can reply and I'll reply again and then before you know it, we're best buds ourselves. It's true!