Conflict with Friends

Episode 28 – Avni, Age 11: Being unfairly targeted by a friend’s anger

Dealing with spill-over anger

Episode 28 – Avni, Age 11: Being unfairly targeted by a friend’s anger

Kids Ask Dr. Friendtastic
Kids Ask Dr. Friendtastic
Episode 28 - Avni, Age 11: Being unfairly targeted by a friend’s anger
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Think About it Questions
  • Spill-over anger is when you’re mad at one person but take it out on someone else. What are some reasons why kids (and adults!) sometimes do that? Have you ever unfairly taken your anger out on someone? Have you ever been the target of someone’s spill-over anger? What happened?
  • Why is acting aggressively and yelling at people NOT a good way to deal with feeling angry? (Hint: What would that likely do to your friendships?)
  • What do you think are some good ways to tell a friend that what they’re doing bothers you?
  • How do you decide when you’re going to forgive a friend’s mistake and when their mistake means the friendship is over?

How to Submit YOUR Question About Friendship!

Kids, do you have a question you’d like Dr. Friendtastic to answer?

Ask your grown-up to use their smartphone's memo function or an audio app to record your question. Hold the phone close to your mouth to make sure the recording is clear. Say:

1) your first name (or a first name)

2) your age

3) a brief question or concern about friendship. (Please don’t mention any friends' names.)

Your grown-up can use this form or email the audio file to DrF@EileenKennedyMoore.com. Dr. Friendtastic will answer as many questions as possible. (If you have a very upsetting or emergency situation, please tell a trusted adult you know.)