The Friend-o-meter is a visual tool that we use to help us assess the health of our friendships. It is a bit like a thermometer that indicates whether a friendship is in the healthy or unhealthy zone.
If things are going well in our friendships, they are generally in the healthy zone and we feel good. However, we know that a number of things (like Friendship Fires®!) can make us feel like a friendship is slipping into the unhealthy zone. When our friendships are creeping towards the unhealthy zone, it doesn’t feel very good at all! If the Friend-o-meter indicates that we have a friendship that is in the unhealthy zone, what can we do? (Hint: We can put out our Friendship Fire® and get our friendship back into the healthy zone or spend less time in that friendship).
This lesson is designed to help students to reflect on their current friendship network, assessing the quality of their friendships using the Friend-o-meter.