Is your child ready to attend a birthday party?

February 25, 2013 at 2:36 AM 1 comment

Is your child socially ready to attend a birthday party? Don’t wait until the invitation arrives to start thinking about your child’s social skills. We have some questions to think about and a few suggestions.
Does your child:
Say please and thank you?
Know how to ask questions appropriately?
Accept No as an answer?
Follow directions from other adults?
Cooperates with other kids?
Deal with not getting what they want?
Avoid yelling when not pleased with a situation?
Use their words rather than physical contact?
Can approach a group and get involved?
Participate in a group situation?
Understand their boundaries?balloons_edited-1

It’s never too late to develop these skills.
Practicing using please and thank you will help a child incorporate these terms into their vocabulary. “Please” is asking for permission it does not mean it will be granted. A child needs to recognize the “magic word” will not guarantee obtaining what they want; yet omitting it can assure they won’t. Thank you shows gratitude and appreciation. Everyone appreciates being valued.

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  • 1. sdward48  |  February 28, 2013 at 1:32 AM

    Courtesy and respect teach our children about how the real world works. Children sometimes believe that they are the center of the universe. It is important for them to realize they are only part of the universe and that their behavior can effect the success of any social gathering. More great advise!

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