Coaching Your Child to Better Social Skills

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Coaching Your Child to Better Social SkillsDoes your daughter have trouble fitting in to a particular social group?
Does your son feel like he’s being excluded from social events?
Are you concerned your child doesn’t have any close friends?
Do you notice social interactions that don’t seem appropriate?

Camp FriendsResearch has shown that children with good social skills have happier, more successful adult lives. And, contrary to what people often think, social skills can be learned and improved upon. This is one area where it’s crucial for parents and other adults who work with children to have a growth mindset!

If you follow my blog, you know that I’ve been researching, writing about, and training camp counselors about specific social skills kids need and how we can coach kids to develop better skills.

Whether we call them “interpersonal skills,” “emotional intelligence,” or “social skills,” the bottom line is that these skills are vitally important to our children’s happiness and success in life. I believe that social skills are much more important than academic or athletic skills and need to be given more of our attention.

Coaching Your Child to Better Social Skills
Thursday, January 21
11:00-11:30 PST

Join me for this 30 minute online parenting workshop to:
• Learn the specific social skills researchers have determined are
most important for successful friendships and other relationships.
• Identify your own child’s social skills strengths and deficits.
• Gain tools for coaching your child to improved social skills.

This is a free, online workshop offered for Sunshine Parenting readers. Please feel free to invite other parents to join in on the discussion!

The workshop will last 30 minutes, and I will stay online for additional questions and discussion after the workshop concludes. Mark your calendars and join me on January 21 at 11:00 am PST!

RSVP here to receive the meeting link, a reminder prior to the workshop,
and a pdf handout of notes from the workshop. I hope you’ll join me!

Want to read more about social skills? Here are some links:

Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children, by Michael Thompson, Ph.D.

How to Raise a Socially Intelligent Child, Aha Parenting

Making Friends, Part One: 3 Communication Skills Your Child Needs  Making Friends: Managing Difficult Emotions Making Friends, Part 3: Developing Emotional Intelligence10 Friendship Skills Every Kid NeedsFriends: Finding Gold in a Plastic EraChildren Learn Social Skills at Camp5 Steps to Help Kids Resolve Conflicts

And an awesome infographic:

10 Friendship Skills Infographic

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