Greeting Adults at a Gathering
You’ve probably taught your child to politely greet adults from a young age. But if he struggles with social rules, he may need practice doing it on his own. Explain that as a young adult it’s not always enough to shake hands and say, “Good to meet you.” Practice other adult introductions. Have him start with the basics: “Hi, my name is Michael. I’m Mary’s son.” Then have him extend it: “Who are you related to at this party?” Also practice ending the conversation.
You’ll find more tips on how to help your teen learn to interact with adults in Parenting Coach.