Children are given the opportunity every day to make new friends who last for several years. For some children, it is hard for them to interact with their peers and this can lead to them becoming outcasts if parents do not recognize their children need help learning and understanding social skills. Even though most children are able to notice social skills as they interact with other children, some kids are not able to. As a parent, you should step in and help them learn about these skills.
There are always the right way and the wrong way to a situation. With teaching your child about social skills, there is a wrong way to helping them learn. As a mother, you may be tempted to let your child learn about good social skills by being with other children who seem to understand what these skills are. Unfortunately, this technique can back fire. Instead of helping the situation, you actually hurt it.
Your child needs to be taught what good social skills are. They need to learn the skills before they can apply them. Teaching your child good social skills takes a lot of patience. As you teach, you need to remember they desperately want to be with their peers making friends.
Pushing them into situations with peers who already know good social skills can actually make your childâ€™s situation worse. Right now, your child does not understand that being too blunt can make the other kids cry. Being too blunt can cause other kids to think your child is mean, making it harder for your child to make friends.
Instead, work with your child at home. Teach them what someone should say to another person, that they should not be mean, or hurt someone else’s feelings. After your child understands the social skills you need to teach them then invite over the children with good social skills.