ERIC Number: ED186796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
A Social Skills Guide for Parents to Help Children Cope.
Gibson, Jessie M.; Jones, Yvonne
This booklet is designed to assist parents help their children "get along" with others, and is based on the premise that the ability to relate well to others is essential to good mental health and success in the home, in the classroom, and on the job. The materials focus on the following topics: (1) the use of role play, questioning and responding activities for basic social skill development, including how to receive and give criticism, compliments and apologies; (2) strategies for sensitizing children to their feelings as well as the feelings and behaviors of those with whom they come in contact; and (3) techniques for developing children's sense of self worth and responsibility for their actions, and suggestions for coping with the actions of others. Two "feeling" words which are common expressions in Black idiomatic speech, "having an attitude" and "evil," are included as one way to help Black users of the booklet better understand their children. (Author)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Right to Read Program.
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA.