August 1, 2013

Importance of Friendship


Are you the type of person that has a lot of friends/acquaintances or just a handful of really good friends? I can tell you I have exactly TWO good girlfriends, ones that I call my BFFs.  I can call on these two for anything and everything and even when we haven't talked for a while we always pick up right where we left off and we always know we are there for each other.  No matter what.  These girls have seen me through my lowest lows and my highest highs and have never judged me, let me down or forgotten about me.  Seeing that I'm an only child, I'd say these two are the closest thing to sisters I can imagine.  I mean, we've been friends since we were in kindergarten, after all. You might remember them, The Pregnants and I.

When I was approached to watch and review the special edition of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh with my daughter Kendall I was 100% on board.  I have loved Winnie the Pooh since I was a baby (my nursery was decorated in Winnie the Pooh) and I love the message that you get when watching it. Friendship is important. Friendship is magical.  Friends come in all shapes and sizes and all offer their own strengths to the relationship. Tigger is silly, bouncy, hyper, and always looking for a great time, much like my friend Kelly (on the left).  Christopher Robin is compassionate and someone that others look up to, much like my friend Katie (middle).  Both are very different but equally important in our friendship equation.

As Kendall gets ready to start preschool this fall I think about the friendships she will create.  This will be her first time making friends on her own.  You know, ones that she chooses.  Ones that aren't just the kids of mommy's friends and therefore, by default, are her friends. I hope she chooses friends as good as the ones I have.  I hope that the people she chooses to surround herself with lift her up.  I hope that they help her to be the best Kendall she can be.  I hope they never let her down.  I hope they are always honest.  I hope that they are trustworthy and dependable.

In return I wonder what type of friend Kendall will be.  She's got a good heart.  She truly cares about others and is very helpful.  She's also fun, wild, and always down for a good time which is what usually draws people to her, even at her young age.  All the hopes that I have for her friends, I also wish for her.  I want her to be the type of girl that everyone loves and no one has a negative thing to say about. I hope, if nothing else, she learns from my friendships.  Just because I don't have many friends doesn't mean that the ones I do have aren't worth more.  I prefer my close-knit group to a large group any day.  I know that we are inseparable (even though Katie moved away) and nothing will ever come between us. That's what a true friendship is, in my book.
    The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh will be available for the first time on Blu-ray Combo Pack and HD Digital August 27th.  It is a great way to teach your children about friendships, imagination, and adventure, and is such a timeless film filled with memorable characters.  If you would like to learn more, you can visit their website and/or Facebook page.

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114 comments:

  1. It is important to learn necessary skills for a happy and rewarding life.
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  2. tweet - https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/362924955177992194
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  3. It's important for children to have friends and have fun to be happy and have good memories of their childhood.

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  4. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/362940741774880768

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  5. It is important to have imagination. I grew up with a very large, active imagination. I still have it, which allows me to dream, to write stories, but also to have fun and adventure in life.
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  6. Tweet: https://twitter.com/Our_Fairy_Tale/status/362943716287201280
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  7. I hope that my child will have the sense of adventure and creativity I had growing up. Most of my friends didn't live nearby, but my sisters and I were so creative that we created our own adventures on our 20 acres of land.

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  8. I'm like you, I have 2-3 GOOD girlfriends and a handful of acquaintances. I really hope the same for Hayden, I'd much rather see him have a strong foundation with a couple friends instead of a lot of mediocre ones!

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  9. Tweeted https://twitter.com/mateyab32/status/362977085486141442

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  10. Friendship, imagination and adventure are important for my children because they get to develop social skills and enjoy the fun of being a kid.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  12. It important because my children learn so much by playing together and with other kids, as well as by using their imaginations. This prepares them to be productive and happy adults.
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  14. Do you ever do un-sponsored posts, anymore, or is it all about the money?

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  15. Imagination, friendships, and a sense of adventure can open up the whole world to children. I try to nurture them and allow them to follow the beat of their own drums.

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  17. its important because kids need to know the value of learning and dreaming its all part of growing up to be a successful adult!

    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

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  19. I love to see my son get so excited in his pretend play. He's so creative and entertaining to watch. He keeps us young :) He also has a little winnie the pooh stuffed bear that is his favorite :)

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  20. Every kid needs a buddy. Someone to learn and play with. When I think back on my own childhood most of my memories involve my best girl friends. I know my son will have similar memories as he grows with his friends.

    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  21. Tweet: https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/363503920858935296
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  22. I think its very important. It helps them grow and develop a personality and great social skills as well.


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  23. tweet. amypugmire@live.com
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  24. friendship, imagination and adventure are important because you need to escape and explore in your mind it helps you grow and be creative and it makes life that more interesting and everything is better with a friend

    hippopurplemonkey at yahoo dot com

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  25. It’s important for kids because it helps to develop their social skills.
    austma7@aol.com

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  26. Imagination is important for creativity and growing through adventures, which plays into their imagination.
    Friendships and building relationships is a necessary skill for all ages

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  27. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/363859355382185984

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  28. They are all character building traits and therefore very important.

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  29. They are all character building traits and therefore very important.

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  30. Friendship is important to have support in life and people to share the happy moments with and building relationships is important for careers. As for imagination? What would a grand adventure be without one? All are very important tools for a child to grow and prosper! :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  31. tweeted https://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/363925078796279808

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  32. There is nothing more important than friendships and bonds while growing up and as an adult
    ky_Grandma40@yahoo.com

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  33. I think they are molding their life experiences and being prepared for adulthood through it.
    tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com

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  34. I feel that the importance of friendship, imagination and adventure in my kids lifes help them to develope socially and emotionally.
    Thanks so much.
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  35. These things are all important in my children's live, because it gives them confidence, fun and helps them develop and learn about the world.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

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  36. Through friendship, children learn tolerance, compassion, and social interaction. Playing together inspires imagination, and that increases thinking power. So yes, it's all very important to a child's development.

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  37. https://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/364150207014903808

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  38. Adventure brings new experiences and learning to children.

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  39. All those qualities help kids become better friends -- kinder, loving and more empathic!

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  40. Kids need to experience all this to grow and become who they will be. It also helps with social skills, independence, and confidence.

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  41. Friendship, imagination and adventure help develop social and skills and self-confidence

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  42. these things are important,help them to learn about themselves and what them want in their life
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  43. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/364817241528745984
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  44. Imagination allows you to explore the world in your head without having to experience it

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  45. Friendship, imagination and adventure are impoart for my kids because they make life richer and happier.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  46. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/364951745224384517

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  47. My daughter thrives from friendships. She learns the most by mimicking others actions. I love watching her gain skills by being creative and using her imagination.

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  48. It's important for children to have friends and have fun to be happy and have good memories of their childhood.

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  49. These three things are what help my children to grown into emotional healthy adults.
    Thank you.

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  50. Tweet https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/366014483866451968

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  51. encouraging imagination builds problem solving skills for the future

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  52. Developing friendships for children teach them about valuing other people / peers :)

    ktgonyea at gmail dot com

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  53. Friendship is important for a person to grow up and become a good person.

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  54. Awww...You had me at "Winnie the Pooh" Friendship is one of the most important bonds in life!... I wish I could participate... but I'm outside the U.S... Sweet post ! xoxo

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  55. he is only 8 months; so far friendship means someone new to chew on! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  56. https://twitter.com/scg00387/status/367093506029780993 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  57. because the combination of the 3 of them help to form his personality. He is drawn to kids who play and imagine like himself which helps him develop strong relationships
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  58. Imagination helps children become creative thinkers; friendship and adventure is an essential part of life

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  59. It is important to have these skills to become a well adjusted child.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  60. Friendship, imagination and adventure in your child’s life is important because it molds them to become who they are and teaches them love and acceptance.

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  61. My four year is recently learning the value of friendship and its wonderful to see his development, he has a huge imagination and we try to enhance it at every opportunity. My two year old is the one with all the sense of adventure!

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  63. Friendship, imagination and adventure are so important in a child's life because they will use all of these things throughout their entire life!
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  64. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/369951321819840512
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  65. The ability to use imagination to create an adventure with their friends molds a child into a confident and well social balanced individual.

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  66. https://twitter.com/myfolly/status/370072857440563200

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  67. my kids use their imaginations to come up with adventures to enjoy with their friends

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  68. i tweeted https://twitter.com/pryfamily5/status/369932547544719360

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  69. I do not have kids but friendship is very important. When I was a kid I was always with my friends, and I had a big imagination!

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  70. I think imagination is incredibly important and do whatever I can to encourage imagination through playtime.
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  71. Imagination is so important to encourage it helps a child grow and be creative. I really think it helps them believe they can do anything. My kids and I have tea partys, and such are favorite is pretending to be a vet.

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  72. https://twitter.com/eaglesforjack/status/372788009193582592

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  73. Friendship and imagination play critical roles in making loving humans, as evidenced by my 27 year old's nickname is still Tigger, my other son Piglet and me mom-I'm Winnie.
    Diane Baum
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  74. i tweeted here: https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/373640851403993088

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  75. it allow them to discover who they are sweepmorey at gmail dot com

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  76. tweeted https://twitter.com/mommysdizzy/status/373881987905245184

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  77. I love when kids have adventures is takes them to places they may never see with out a imagination

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  78. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/373926097022246912

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  79. I love that my daughter has stayed friends with her buddies from daycare throughout the year, even when they went on to different schools. They've maintained a wonderful bond.

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  80. I think they all build character and help the kids live healthy active social lives.
    Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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  81. Friendship, adventure, and imagination are all important aspects in a children's life. They grow emotionally and mentally and it let's them be who they are and discover themselves. It gives them skills they will need in their adult lives. I love sitting and just watching my kids use their imaginations!

    brat52101 at yahoo dot com

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  82. It helps them be good people as they mature.
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  83. by reading out loud and spending time creating from nothing I can help my children open their mind star95011atyahoodotcom

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  84. It will help enrich his life and make him a better & more well rounded person.

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  85. Our middle daughter personifies friendship, imagination and adventure. She sees the good in almost everyone and is an artist.

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  86. https://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/374701712277110784

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  87. It is so important for kids to have an imagination. As my kids grow I see how their imagination grows too! I encourage their creativity and socializing with similar friends!

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  88. Friendship, imagination and adventure are a source of happiness for children and help develop their creativity and ability to form lifelong relationships with others.

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  89. I want my daughter to find happiness and with that she will need to make many friends. Her imagination is important so she can dream big.
    chasingbaby at gmail dot com

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  90. Friendship, imagination and adventure are important for my children because they get to develop social skills

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  91. Imagination has been studied in children and it has shown that the more imaginative a child is in his/her youth the better chance s/he has for developing positive coping, social, and problem solving skills.

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  92. *tweet, tweet*

    https://twitter.com/emmycoffee/status/374851883321397248

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  93. https://twitter.com/klp1965/status/374889761116139520

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  94. Friendship, imagination and adventure are so vital to children growing into productive, well adjusted and happy adults.
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  95. I truly believe that friendship, imagination and adventure are of the utmost importance in our child's life. They help with growth and maturity and help keep life fun and exciting.
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  96. Adventure, imagination and friendships are the basis for growing into well rounded adults.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  97. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/374952148556984320

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  98. I don't have kids, but I know as an adult that these things are very important to experience as a child and becoming a healthy adult. As an only child, friendship taught me empathy and dented my ego in a good way. Adventure showed me that my favorite place in the world is the beach. And imagination got me interested in books and then in writing, which I now do as both a hobby and part-time money maker! These three things help you to find yourself and that is important for every child.
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  99. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/374952571342823424
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  100. Friendship, imagination and adventure are important for my children to be well rounded.

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  101. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/374958612340150272

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  102. Friendship, imagination and adventure are some of the most important aspects of my sons' lives. We try to incorporate them into our everyday life because they not only mean developing creative and social skills, but enjoying their childhood years (which go by way too fast)

    crystalmethod54751@gmail.com

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  103. The little one already has quite the vivid imagination!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  104. Friendship, imagination and adventure are all important for kids (and adults, too) We take a daily hike around the lake and see what adventures we can have.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  105. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/374995621242863616

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  106. Its very important that my kids have fun with there imagination and go on fun adventures with there good friends.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  107. https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/375009725428940800

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  108. Friendship, imagination and adventure are the three best things when you’re a child. Friendship for when you’re feeling lonely. Imagination for when you’re feeling bored. Adventure for when you’re feeling a little..well, adventurous! ;)

    -Ashley Marie Morrissey
    ashummz05(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  109. Friendship, imagination, and wonderful adventures can provide an enriched childhood.

    ccboobooy at gmail dot com

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  110. Friendship is so important. Kids need the companionship of their own friends, not just family in order to grow into themselves. Winnie the Pooh is all about friendship
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  112. It helps them become creative and kind adults.
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  113. those are things that help build memories for kids and will last a lifetime

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