Importance of developing these social skills for children
People are social beings, so being able to communicate with others is a valuable skill for building personal and professional relationships. It is so heartbreaking for a parent to hear the words “I’ve got no friends, nobody wants to play with me”. Developing your child’s social skills allows them to know what it means to be a good friend and to develop communication skills to help them make and keep the right kind of friends.
Understanding the complexity of social relationships requires more than just trial and error and a simple understanding of the use of ‘manners’ and ‘protocol’. Your child's social development and communicationskills need to be developed over time, and can become more complex as is age appropriate, through a comprehensive program of instruction, interaction, experience, reflection and practice.
Benefits of the Communication and Relationships social skills PROGRAM for children
The benefits of the Communication and Relationships social activities are that effective communication and social skills enable children to develop strong relationships with family, colleagues and friends and work in a productive, harmonious and enjoyable way. Learning how to cooperate and work in a group as well as understanding when to lead and when to follow are valuable skills. Other social skills your children need to learn include understanding how to avoid unnecessary conflict, managing and expressing anger in an effective way and how to be a good communicator. Building relationships is essential for creating a harmonious and productive life.