Instilling a punch of Social Skills

Exploring Vital Strategies!

Learning to build a bond acts as the foundational stone for improving the social and emotional intelligence under toddler development. Social skills’, being a crucial part in the developmental stages of a toddler needs to be taken care of very well!

Often, parents find it challenging to explain social skills to a preschooler. The reasons are apparent. Toddlers though wish to have a happy environment around them, but they have their own fears that come in their way while turning socially active.

Importance of Inculcating Social Skills in Toddlers

Social skills play an essential role when it comes to maintaining a thread of communication with others. Most of the social skills are vital to the part of keeping up with friendships and relationships.

Considering the great importance of social skills while leading a successful life, it becomes a vital parenting goal, supposed to be considered for toddler development. Inculcating and honing these skills can only help parents to add values in the lives of the preschoolers.

How to implant Social Skills in toddlers?

When it comes to toddler development, parents are supposed to chalk out some key strategies to instill some social skills in their kids. We have listed out the following methods to make your task a bit easier:

  • Empathize

The children who obtain lots of empathy from their elders or adults are more likely to return the same to others. Many reports suggest that this attribute remains the key to having stable interpersonal relationships. It’s all about a give and take function; you give your toddler empathy and end up observing them returning the same to their adults. This is the basics of parenting goals.

  • Say ‘NO’ to pressurizing habit!

Do not pressurize your toddlers to share everything. This will only avert the development of sharing skills. Children are supposed to feel secure in their own relationship before they start sharing things with others. Rather, you should introduce the idea of taking turns.

If you are playing bucket with your toddler, give her the chance to use the bucket first and then make your chance. And don’t forget to help your preschooler in this.

  • Encourage compulsive toy grabbing

At times you see your toddler grabbing some toys or ball or anything in a common scenario, while the other kids do not even care about it. So, make sure you do not rush to intervene, rather observe your child. It might be a possibility that they are simply playing a game.

Majority of the time, you are not required to interfere unless you find one of the kids to be unhappy. But if you see a child grabbing the toy consistently then remember it’s time to intervene. You can find the child often grabbing anything the other kid has, then drop the toy and better switch to the other child, merely to scare away their own feeling of unhappiness.

  • Your kids require help… emotionally!

Kids starve compassion and clemency! You just got to collect the compassion and catch the annoying toy and help your child grab it and play with it comfortably using your support. Nurturing the little ones should well melt the warmth and love to make your kid feel better.

This implies that kids require a strong support to understand the emotions and feelings. A clement touch to your parenting will help them feel wanted and backed by a strong support. And afterward, your child would need no one to grab that toy.

  • Attributes of Assertiveness

Teach your child the attributes of assertiveness. If you find your kid too often allowing the other children to take things from him or her then you are likely to see the child unhappy. At this juncture, you need to make your child feel the assertiveness.

Say it to your child that she shouldn’t give up so early, and you are still playing with her. Make sure you practice these skills at home with your kid and showcase the same using teddy bears or dolls.

With this, we have concluded three simple steps to instill and extract out the social side of your little ones to foster a better social and emotional intelligence in the toddlers.

  1. The first step for toddler development is to teach social intelligence while helping them in their emotional management fixation that remains the base of interpersonal relationships.
  2. The second most crucial aspect of toddler development is to help them learn to be emphatic to others and not to give up too easily.
  3. The third requirement is to help them learn the ways to express their feeling and elements without actually attacking.

There can be many other strategies for inculcating social skills amongst toddlers. You can further explore them in this video and include this in your parenting tips while you are on your way to inculcate and hone social skills in your bundle of joy.

Because, the roots of social acceptance in the mindset of little ones, once colored will reap the similar leaves throughout the life.

Source – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS-Gl2UowX4

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Muskan Abbi is a child-centered blogger and writer, specialized in writing blogs and articles highlighting the grooming of children in different aspects of the environment. With a perfect sense of targeting the right audience, she pens down the conclusions of her research drive and thoughts with a sheer clarity for better indulgence. Always open to suggestions, the word pieces generated by her are a reflection of her passion to read, comprehend, research, and write.

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