All children require
opportunities to mix with others of a similar
order to develop
social skills, be able to form
problems and share
Of course this is developed
from an early age when
Social and emotional well-being
is perhaps the most significant part of a childís development. Without
love, friendship or security children can struggle to learn and
progress in other areas. Children need to feel happy and secure in order
to remain motivated and successful individuals.
It is essential that your child is provided with opportunities from an
early age to mix with other children and learn key social skills.
Children need to interact with others their own age, in different
settings and environments.
are many ways in which you as parents and carers can foster strong levels of social and
Set aside family time where everyone
gets together to do something special.
It is essential that children belong to a strong family unit in
which they feel secure. Whether you are a single parent or carer or
have other children and a large extended family, spending quality
time together is very valuable. By participating in activities
together stronger relationships will develop within the family e.g.
by going on a family outing everyone has the opportunity to interact
and spend time with one another.
Praise your child and give them
opportunities to succeed. Encourage them to pursue a hobby they
enjoy. This allows them to learn and develop new skills and meet
other people which share their interest. i.e. ballet, horse riding,
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