What are Social Skills and Why are Social Skills Important?

Social Skills | Improve Your Child

Improving your child’s social skills can boost their self-esteem and help them to feel as though they belong in a group. Some children are naturally gregarious and have no problems with socializing while other children may become too boisterous. If you are the parent of a child who is shy or withdrawn, then you may need to put them in situations that feel safe enough for socializing. Alternatively, children who have particular forms of autism may struggle with socializing appropriately without ostracizing their peers. Social skills include:

• Talking
• Facial expressions
• Hand gestures
• Listening
• Vocal range
• Eye contact or no eye contact
• Maintaining correct physical distance

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