Our human race is essentially social by nature. But there has been a paradigm shift in children’s behaviour which is glaringly noticeable over the past decade or two.
We can attribute several reasons for that but essentially. we can see that there is massive migration from the villages to the urban areas in search of employment & small spaces have given way to small flats where only nuclear families can live & slowly but gradually.
Joint family.The system is fading away which in turn has restricted the children’s interaction with larger families.
The limited interaction with the parents who have to pursue careers and jobs to make two ends meet. And clear EMI’s have further reduced the free flow of positive communication between parents & children.
This is Coupled with security concerns as many families do not encourage familiarity with other people in the neighbourhood have led to children becoming socially isolated.
The latest nail was the pandemic which compelled us to be socially distant from others also the schools were closed for the longest time. This led to some smaller children becoming “social recluses” as they never went to play in swing parks or child interaction was almost negligible because of Covid-19.
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At JBM Smart Start we often advise parents & Teachers to adopt certain measures to improve their social skills. We give you ten ideas to adopt
At Smart Start we believe, that if we don’t give more credence to the child’s viewpoint the “ Grownups will never understand anything by themselves and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them” .
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But What we can encourage at home & School are the 9 virtues of social skills.
If we keep the above Nine gems in mind we as caregivers, mentors & parents can keep the faith alive & / be rest assured that social skills will develop to the hilt .with fewer behavioral issues.
We at our foundation school give equal credence to verbal & non-verbal communication.
It is fascinating how social behavior & attitude can be balanced if take care of this aspect from early years we can make children more independent , less sissy & more well-adjusted adults .
Though differences will always be there no two rules can be the same for all the children .
Social skills are more important than probably academic skills as it has long-term as term dividends When the children turned out to be well-mannered, friendly , and inquisitive & get involved in all the social skills , motor skills & cognitive development skills planned by the school to reap the good results .
These skills have a long and far-reaching echo in society than even academic skills . What parents & schools have to do together is to maintain a balancing act & build social skills in the child bit by bit , day after day with an age-appropriate background .