To learn to read or do math, your child needs specific skills. The same goes for connecting with other kids and making friends. Here are four types of skills needed to make friends.
Social interaction requires talking to other people. Can your child think of appropriate topics to chat about that interest the other people in the conversation?
Interpreting Social Situations
Being able to size up a situation and the people in it is key to knowing how to act. Does your child know when to start or stop talking based on what’s happening in a social situation?
There’s a positive way to engage with people and a negative way. Is your child able to join a conversation without interrupting or saying something negative or hurtful?
One of the basic social rules is to listen when someone else is speaking. Can your child maintain focus when others speak? Can your child understand what another person is saying from start to finish?