Teaching your Child Social Skills

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Teaching your Child Social Skills

Children repeat the behavior they witness. If you want your child to have exceptional social skills then my advice is for you to set the example. You can start with the basics. People feel and project themselves better when they are appropriately dressed and groomed. What do I mean? Throwing on a pair of sweats and a ball cap every weekend together with not brushing your teeth is not a good example to set; either is walking around in your pajamas half of the day, or worse all day. What kind of example is that?

Getting your family on a schedule is the first step to teaching exceptional social skills. For example: everyone is up by 7:00 a.m.; everyone eats breakfast by 7:30 a.m.; everyone is dressed, teeth brushed and ready to start the day by 8:30 a.m. and on and on. When your child is use to a schedule and focused on proper hygiene and presentation then little things like please and thank you is a natural progression. Children who experience their parents going about their lives with pride in themselves will follow suit. It’s natural to them. You don’t have to wear the most expensive clothes, just make sure you’re clean and presentable.



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