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Parent Tip: Teaching Children to Socialise
How we teach our children to socialise and relate to others greatly impacts their ability to form meaningful connections now, and in the future.

As social creatures, humans thrive on nurturing relationships and a sense of belonging. Therefore, it is crucial to actively engage with your children and provide them with opportunities to develop their social and relationship skills.

By fostering their ability to connect with others, you empower your child to build fulfilling friendships that last, leading to greater general happiness and overall wellbeing.

​​​​​​​​​​​Top Tips

  • Practise social skills: You can teach and practice social skills with your kids through play, games and family activities. Skills can include sharing, cooperating, negotiating, problem solving
  • Encourage Inclusion and Empathy:Teach your child the value of inclusion and empathy. Encourage them to reach out and include others who may be feeling left out or lonely
  • Tune in: Make time to have conversations about topics that interest them. Ask for their ideas and opinions and really listen to their input.

Marcus Missio-Spiteri
College Counsellor