Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6The Art of Making Friends Children who have the social skills necessary to make friends share certain character traits. Of course, no child possesses all of these traits all of the time, but this list will give you an idea of the traits you want to foster in your kindergartener. 10 Positive Character Traits 1. Knows how to take turns 2. Treats others’ property with respect 3. Listens to others and doesn’t interrupt 4. Is willing to share 5. Offers to help others 6. Feels empathy for a child who is sad or in trouble 7. Gives other children compliments 8. Has good hygiene 9. Is okay with losing 10. Acts friendly to other children Remember that your child doesn’t need a dozen friends to be happy; a few good ones will do just fine.