The Friend-o-cycle shows us that when we Talk-it-Out and put our Friendship Fires all the way out, we move on to Forgive & Forget. But, what exactly is forgiveness?
Children sometimes get stuck at this step because they are so focused on being right. When something feels unfair or trust & respect were broken, it’s very hard to move forward on the Friend-o-cycle.
When we explore the meaning of forgiveness, acknowledging it’s not about condoning the other person’s actions, we can begin to see that it’s the only way to move a friendship forward.