How To Boost You Child’s Social Skills

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Your child’s social skills and friendships have their ups and downs. It is very important that you help him/her build their social behaviour. For some people having good social skills means to teach your child to say ‘Please’ and ‘Thank you’, whereas others find it more important to help their children make friends in order not to end up alone at home when everyone from their class are invited to a home party. And while some kids seem to never be without friends, others have more trouble making or keeping them. So if you are concerned about your child, here some tips you may find useful.

It’s all about developing or improving social skills in children which may work in an overall development of your child. There are certain rules while communicating with people (including children) which are obligatory in a conversation. Here is a list of some of the most important ones.

  • To share things;
  • To be patient;
  • To listen;
  • To be helpful;
  • To greet with a smile;
  • To respect elders;
  • To behave well in front of others;
  • To have good manners;
  • To finish his/her tasks.

There are of course a lot of other things that for you as grown up may come naturally when communicating with someone, but your child has to build such skills from the very beginning.


Another way to improve the ability of your child to behave in front of other people, no matter if they are friends or strangers, is to show them how to control their emotions. It is very different from telling them to be hypocrites. The whole thing is about to explain your child that they have to be very careful when speaking to someone in terms of not to hurt their feelings by saying something inappropriate or insulting.

Sign your child up in some activity like sport or dances

Find out if there is something that your child enjoys to do. No matter if it is basketball, football, skiing, or drawing, get familiar of some courses offered in your city. You will teach him/her to feel responsible about something, to be a part of a team work and to be constant when he/she wants to achieve some success. This is a good opportunity to meet new people with similar interests and make some new friends, to accept failure and be proud of a reached goal.

Explain to your toddler that other people’s property must be treated with respect

Later in life your child will have to go to school or college, communicate with other students and in some cases share a room someone else. That’s why he/she has to understand that private space is very important for everyone. Also, you can reward their positive behavior with something. For example, if you see that your child wants to play with some of your stuff but manages to restrain or comes to ask you before he/she grabs the first shiny thing on the top of the desk, just give it to him/her.

This guest post was written by Jessica Conars. She is really passionate blogger. She works at SE carpet cleaner. That is why she has enough time to stay at home with her family.

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  1. Susan Cooper says:

    Social skills are something that everyone must be able to develop in order to live life. Though some have a hard time with this, it is vital to build this character. These tips are great for parents to start to create this ever lasting skill. 🙂

    • I need to learn to be less shy. Worrying about what others think has always been an issue of mine but it has gotten better as I’ve gotten older.

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