Are you concerned about the level of your child’s social skills? Perhaps they’re finding it hard to make new friends or interact age appropriately with others? Social skills are just one of the many things children must learn to become successful in life. They’re also one of the things many children (and adults) find challenging to master.
The ability to start a conversation, interact with others, listen to others, make appropriate behavioural responses and deal with uncomfortable situations are just some of the social skills they must master. To help you help your child, we’re made a list of five things you can do which can improve your child’s social skills.
Social skills help a person to interact with others. Important in helping a child to make and keep good friendships, they also help a child to manage conflict resolution, have empathy and respond appropriately according to the situation.
As a parent, there are many things you can do to help teach your child social skills. Here are just five of them:
Communication is crucial in a child’s world. Learning how to respond both verbally and non-verbally will help them develop positive relationships with others and their interpersonal skills. For further support and advice on improving your child’s social skills, there is some great information on the Plunket website worth reading.