By Amiyrah, 5th grade | March 2022 … My friends and I take care of each other by texting or calling each other every day. We also talk to each other at school. We make sure everyone is doing OK. If they don’t look happy or if we see something is wrong with them, we make sure to check up on them.
Sometimes they don’t want to talk about what’s bothering them. We then leave it alone and just hug them. We tell them if they ever need someone to talk to we are here for them.
Sometimes, when a friend looks sad but we are not allowed to talk in school, I give my friend a little note and ask “What’s wrong?”
Another way we take care of each other is when someone is talking about them or making fun of them, I will tell my friend to calm down and ignore it or to speak to an adult.
Sometimes I will be upset about something and my friends will talk to me and ask me if I want to talk about it.
We all just make each other want to talk about our feelings. It’s important to talk about your own feelings, too.
—Amiyrah writes for the William Cramp Fit Flyer