5 Reasons Child should learn the Rules of Etiquette:
Who is teaching your child social skills?
Most children go to school approximately 6 hours a day. During these 1,800 minutes each week, from whom are they acquiring their social skills? Friends? Teachers? Social Media? Strangers? Perhaps the neighborhood gang members are influencing their impressionable minds.
You may be of the mindset that social skills should be learned in school or even church. Aptitudes such as financial literacy, basic cooking, and washing clothes are generally foundations that are laid by parents. Social skills are no different. While it is true that ‘It takes a Village’, if we want to raise socially empowered children, we simply cannot leave this responsibility to others.
Teaching social skills requires building relationships both in and outside of the family dynamic while providing a culture of learning. We cannot view this as some ‘extra’ parental burden.
Socializing with others is probably of single-most importance to our youth. They may not admit it, but our children want to learn how to deal with awkward or potentially embarrassing situations, get along with others, and feel a sense of belonging. No one wants to be ostracized by his or her peers.
Talk to your children. Demonstrate the social skills needed to succeed now and in the future. Perhaps you will even notice a difference in yourself!
John A. Scott
Fi nancial P lanner
Protocol still serve several essential functions in society today!
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