Are you one of those parents who sent their children to school to cram ABC alphabets and send your children to focus on grades? Kindergartens are very fast learners. Kids in kindergarten observe and notice everything and they try to imitate what they see and observe.
Schools are not only for studying and a place where you send your child to focus on his/her studies. Children learn a lot about social skills like interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills, building relationships with other classmates, cooperation, effective communication, sportsmanship, and co-curricular activities sharpen their minds and help them to become proactive. It is found that students who are better at social skills get better jobs, quickly get along with people and face little or few challenges while dealing with people at work. It also helps them in their practical life.
No doubt school is a great place for learning all these skills. But as a parent it’s your responsibility to have an eye on your children and see how he/she communicates, check /her confidence level, sharing, and cooperation skills. If your child doesn’t have the confidence or he hesitates to talk with other people, it means he has poor interpersonal skills, and it’s normal, not a big issue, you can help your child to get out of it.
So it’s really important to teach your children social skills. This is one of the most important skills and it is the basic element for personality building just like the base of any building. The stronger it is, the stronger the building.
“Sharing Is caring”. You heard it right. Teach your children to share the toys and food with others. It will help strengthen the relationship-building of your children.
And mostly children aged three to six are reluctant and don’t like the idea of sharing their food or toy with others because they think they will enjoy less doing this. Ask your children politely to share their food with their age fellows and the people they interact with. It will take some time to build this habit, don’t be hard on your children, they will gradually learn to share personal things and will be more than happy to share their food.
Sharing builds self-esteem in children and they learn how to be confident.
Teaching children how to cooperate increases their chances of building long-term relationships with people. Games are a great way to teach children, as they have to follow the rules and have to cooperate with other players to win or lose. Don’t scold your children whenever you see them playing outdoor or indoor games. They’re learning leadership, sportsmanship, and learning to follow rules and direction in games as well as real life.
Good cooperation skills will help children as adults to get along with others at professional and personal levels. Job recruiters are actively looking for those who are good with people
After all, they care about business.
Some children are jolly and they instantly get along with others, sometimes putting them in an uncomfortable situation. Teach your children to behave nicely in front of other people and do not use foul language to hurt the other person, and what to talk and whatnot in public spaces. Teach your children to respect the boundaries of other people and avoid being too personal with other people other than family members and friends. Teaching basic etiquette and living manners will make them more sensible. Teach them to keep your room clean. This will help them to maintain discipline and maintenance in their professional and personal matters.
Teach your children how to be polite and where to take a stand for yourself when another person is bullying them or disrespectful towards them.
Ask your children to solve a puzzle or Rubik’s cube. This activity will increase their problem-solving skills. Games exercise our brain and research has shown that new links and neural connections are formed when we learn something new and different. It makes our minds more flexible. Problem-solving skill is an important skill for children as it will help them to overcome stress, deal with problems systemically and strategically, and how to handle tension in their life. In practical life, it will boost their decision-making skills and help them decide what actions to take in a particular situation.
Social skills are sometimes more important than your grades because grades are only limited to your career. But social and interpersonal skills are important for living our life. These social skills build the framework of our life. It’s our moral duty to sharpen up the social skills of children to make them batter individual
If you find your children struggling with talking to people or they are shy. It is better to take your kid to the therapist.
They might be suffering from autism or ADHD(Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), talk to your child and help him in coming out of it and if you are not able to help your child, consult with children’s therapist as they can diagnose the disease and suggest what treatment will be helpful for them.
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