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What social skills can I teach my child?

Lynne Kenney
Psychology
Here are some social skills you might wish to introduce to your children one skill as a time. Role-play with your children, create positive conversations with your children, and teach them the importance of learning these skills.

• accepting “no”
• accepting consequences
• apologizing
• arguing respectfully
• asking a favor
• being a good listener
• being in a group discussion
• conversational skills
• declining an invitation
• expressing empathy
• following rules
• good sportsmanship

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