Find­ing their place so­cially

Good (UAE) - - SCHOOL DAYS SUCCESS -

“chil­dren these days don’t have as many so­cial skills due to less ex­po­sure to adults and more tech­nol­ogy and so­cial me­dia,” warns dr Sal­iha. “how to in­tro­duce them­selves, how to start con­ver­sa­tions, what types of ques­tions to ask and how to lis­ten and show in­ter­est are all skills that need to be taught to kids. Model those skills for them by in­ter­act­ing with them and al­low­ing them to see you in­ter­act­ing with other adults.”

Par­ents should also watch for signs of lone­li­ness or so­cial iso­la­tion in their child, says Beat. “So­cial with­drawal, in­creased sen­si­tiv­ity to­wards peers or teach­ers and a lack of trust in the school en­vi­ron­ment as a whole are eas­ily iden­ti­fied through close ob­ser­va­tion and fre­quent com­mu­ni­ca­tion with teach­ers and par­ents. once de­tected, teach­ers and staff can put the nec­es­sary sys­tems in place to sup­port the stu­dent suc­cess­fully.”

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