Making Friends

3 Ways To Develop Social Skills

If your child struggles in social situations, use these three strategies to give him the tools to thrive.

Extracurricular activities, like Boyscouts help improve social skills
Extracurricular activities, like Boyscouts help improve social skills

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES. They give shy students a way to connect with peers through a shared activity. Try classes (ballet, karate, science), groups (scouts, theater), and team sports.

SOCIAL SKILLS PROGRAMS. Project ACHIEVE’s “Stop & Think Social Skills Program”; “Skillstreaming the Adolescent”; and “Social Skills Autopsy” are three good ones.

HOME PLAY DATES. Invite three children over to do something your child enjoys. Plan special events: You could have a Cinco de Mayo fiesta or an MTV Video Awards party.

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