1. How social is your child?
Anyone who is a social genius will have little problems making friends, forming teams, and communicating confidently with people.
Have you ever come across someone who isolates himself, avoids company, and constantly complains about other people’s behaviour? What is the problem here? It is this person’s expectation of others. And when they fail him or her, this person complains and withdraws from them. Who is at fault in such situation?
Do not let your children carve out perfect and ideal situations and people in their minds. Let them experience what comes naturally to them, so they know that life will offer all kinds of people. We have to embrace the good ones, ignore the bad ones and move on.
Call your kids to your bedroom and chat about what they like. Never lecture them at that spot, so it creates fond memories for them. Take your kids to their grandparents and other relatives’ homes. Take them to parks and even for community service to old homes or orphanages, so they know how to relate to people, who are different. For older kids, who do not listen to you, strike deals with them to help them come out of their shells gradually. No university can teach them genuine social skills that emerge from the heart. And this is the power within one that one can unleash.
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