RELATIONSHIP SKILLS

What are Relationship Skills? 

"The ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups. The ability to communicate clearly, listen well, cooperate with others, resist inappropriate social pressure, negotiate conflict constructively, and seek and offer help when needed."

  • Communication

  • Social engagement

  • Relationship-building

  • Teamwork

             CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning)

 

RELATIONSHIP SKILLS ARE LEARNED BETTER

WITH A GOOD FOUNDATION OF THE

SOCIAL-AWARENESS SKILLS: 

EMPATHY, APPRECIATION FOR DIVERSITY, AND RESPECT.

Here you can find videos, webinars, at-home activities for children, audios, and more. 

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You can come at any time to get ideas to help your child to develop any of these skills.

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What are the Relationship Skills?

ESSENTIAL INFO

AT A GLANCE

  • Relationship skills allow people to have better interactions with others.

  • Some relationship skills are communicating clearly, listening, making, and keeping friendships, playing appropriately with friends, sharing, taking turns, working as a team, cooperating... 

  • When a child has a good foundation in social-awareness skills, he/she is more likely to learn and use the relationship skills - valuable for life.

  • Relationship skills will be really helpful when the child is learning how to make good choices.

  • However, need to teach children how to interact with others. These are skills that need to be taught. 

  • We, adults, are the role-models for them. All our interaction with our children matters.  

 How to Promote  Relationship Skills:

  • Find ways to create social interactions and encourage friendship. For instance, invite a classmate for a playdate or sleepover, make video calls with cousins, or make phone calls to a relative.

  • When you are playing with your child, serve as a role model, and show your child how we can play appropriately, taking turns, sharing the toys, talk nice, and be happy playing together.

  • Show the appropriate way to react when we win and when we lose. Encourage sportsmanship. 

  • It is recommended to make specific compliments of her(his) efforts, not results.

  • Any inappropriate interaction is a teachable moment. Use this opportunity to talk with your child about the correct way to interact. 

  • Teach social-awareness skills (empathy, appreciation for diversity, respect, and tolerance). It is the foundation of having good relationships. Talk with your child about treating others avoiding the practice of racism and bullying.

  • Expose your child to different cultures. Let your child interact with classmates from different cultures. They will learn a lot from these interactions. Go to parades of different countries, tell stories of your culture. Let them few comfortable in the middle of different cultures. Show how rich and valuable it is diversity and how lucky we are to be in the middle of this.

  • It is recommended to read books with diverse authors and themes with different characters from different cultures and realities.

  • They will learn at their pace. Be patient. Allow your child to make mistakes. They will learn from mistakes as well.

  • Different children learn differently. Children with disabilities, for example, have more difficulty in grasping these skills. They need more time and interventions. To learn more click here.

 

To learn more about Social-Awareness, click here.

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