Why Teaching Your Children Social Skills Is Crucial To Their Future Success. Positive Parenting
Families across the country are helping their children get ready for the new school year by dutifully trudging off to buy mountains of school supplies, books, and new outfits. However, teaching a child appropriate social skills is equally as important as showing up with the right school supplies.
In fact, in some ways it is even more important. While school supplies are quickly expended, social skills increase in value over time. For example, think about your co-workers and neighbors. On a spectrum of social skills, they will lean more toward one of these descriptors: (1) Works and plays well with others” or (2) “Runs with scissors.”