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Why Social Skills are Important

Carolyn Means - Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Whether a child is at recess, in a classroom group, or at a birthday party, poor social skills can lead to bullying, sadness, isolation, and under performance at school. The increasing demand for soft skills such as communication and cooperation at school puts children with poor social skills at risk. The child who can’t read facial cues that say, “back off”, who doesn’t “get the joke”, or who doesn’t realize his behavior is obnoxious may find himself not wanted on a team at recess, in a group for classroom work, or at a lunch table with classmates. Wendy Dawson recently spoke at a Fusion Academy event about Social Motion Skills which she founded to teach her son and others like him how to have success in all the things we do and say when we interact with our peers. Beginning with young children, Social Motion Skills, a non-profit organization, serves all ages including a large young adult group. Is your kiddo ready to drive? Social Motion has a Driver’s Ed program, as well. www.socialmotionskills.org


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