Social Skills That Every Child Should Have

John Neyman Jr
Dr. John is a counselor and therapist to ADHD children and their parents

As a child, it is always your parents’ concern that you show the right attitude and behavior at home and even in the public. You must learn to develop certain skills so that you will be able to gain more friends and develop the right attitude towards people. A good behavior is always likeable and it will make your parents proud of you. Here are some important skills that you must develop which will help you to become more confident of yourself.


The Skill of Sharing. Share what you have with your siblings and friends.  You can share your toys and snacks to make them happy. Sharing will make your relationship easy and comfortable. At the same time, your siblings and friends will also share what they have for you have done the same. Sharing is one way of showing gratitude for all the blessings that you have received. Always remember that there are kids who are less fortunate than you are.  If you learn to share, you will have more in return.


The Skill of Playing. Spending playtime with your friends and siblings is one way of practicing your social skills. You will be able to have role playing and you will be able to also share your ideas. Playtime will not only give your parents adequate time to finish their tasks, but it will also build a warm and strong attachment with your siblings and friends. Through this, you will be able to explore your imagination. You will learn to exercise the skill of problem solving and testing ideas. It will enable to interact socially by taking turns, sharing and being sensitive to the feelings of others.


The Skill of Assertiveness. Assertiveness means communicating clearly about your own thoughts, feelings and needs without disrespecting others’ thoughts and feelings. Being assertive also means that you are able to relay your ideas in a proper tone of voice and proper body language. You don’t have to be bossy in order to be assertive. You can express yourself and your interests in a respectful way and it is also important that you listen also to other’s opinion. By being assertive, you will learn more things and ideas from other kids and you will develop your self-confidence. You will also overcome your shyness when talking to other people.

By having these social skills, you will be able to appreciate the fun and challenge in dealing with other people. You will develop the right attitude that is more likable and you will develop closer attachments with your friends, siblings and playmates.

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