In order to build gratifying human relationships, it’s vital that children learn and have the opportunity to practice the social skills considered by the society. It’ is important to teach children to conduct themselves in ways that allow them to develop relationships with other children/people. Some find this more difficult than others because of learning or other cognitive challenges, visual or hearing impairments, or a physical disability that limits their chances to socialize.
Acquiring socialization skills does not happen overnight. These skills are developed through instruction, practice and reinforcement. Some of the most important aspects of socializing that individuals may initially have difficulty grasping include turn- taking during conversations maintaining eye contact, being polite, maintaining attention, repairing misunderstandings, finding a topic that is of mutual interest, and distinguishing social cues (both verbal and non-verbal).
As most children grow older, they interact more and more with people in situations where direct supervision by parents is not possible.Drawing from what they have learned at home and nursery or school about socializing, children make friends within their peer group and soon learn more about socializing, hopefully refining their social skills as they grow and mature. These friendships are important for all children to develop, not only because contact, understanding, and sharing with others are basic human needs.
Unfortunately many children are socially isolated. They may have great difficulty building a network of friends with whom to share feelings, opinions, ideas..A number of factors may contribute to their becoming isolated.
It is important to lay the foundations of socializing by teaching the skills at home, school, or a social skills program. Utilizing discussions and practicing problem solving skills with your child can increase their social abilities. Often these skills require additional small group instruction in a safe environment led by trained professionals. Through to use modeling, role-play, reinforcement, and other specially designed techniques a child can learn to make and keep friends, deal with bullies , manage anger, and lead a satisfying life. a close relationship between parents , school professionals, and social skills program coordinators is of key importance to ensure generalization of the skills described above, thus ensuring the best life of your child. And as a conclusion: Joining the children from early ages in nurseries and preschools can be the biggest help to improve their social skills.