If you are worried about your childâ€™s social skills, take some time and strengthen your childâ€™s communication. You do not have to wait until your child gets into school in order to strengthen your childâ€™s social skills. You can work personally with your child, but it will take patience and practice to help your child get comfortable with people. Here are several mechanics to teaching your child good social skills.
First, adjust your attitude of the situation. Your child will be able to pick up what you think of the situation by how you are acting. Help them get over this hurdle by keeping your mood happy and chipper.
Second, help your child understand how to apply the social skills they are learning by giving them real life situations. It does not matter how many times your child learns something, but if they do not apply it they will never learn it. Take them to the grocery store, to the library, to church, and to grandmaâ€™s house and let them ask the clerk, librarian, teacher, and grandma question. Each situation requires different social skills just make sure you prepare your child beforehand.
Third, take your child to a busy public area and let them observe other people. This will give them the opportunity to see how families, strangers, couples, etc. interact with each other and strangers.
Fourth, practice and patience is important for your child to develop good social skills. Remind them that they need to be patient as they learn. Patience is not an easy principle for a kid but if you remind them about the result, it will make the process easier to go through. Even though it may seem like your child will never properly learn how to communicate, it takes time to develop good social skills, and as your child continues to practice you will both start seeing results from all of the hard work.