ERIC Number: ED450922
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
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Raise Your Child's Social IQ: Stepping Stones to People Skills for Kids.
Noting that children with poor peer relationships are at risk for later problems and that social skills can improve with coaching, this book shows parents how they can teach their children a variety of social skills. The book is divided into 10 chapters, each addressing a particular skill or set of skills. Each chapter includes goals that equip the child with the skills necessary to move on to the next chapter and a quiz to help parents decide if their child is ready to progress. The chapters are: (1) "Getting Started," dealing with introducing new social skills, setting goals, and learning good play date behavior; (2) "Joining In," including making a good first impression and going with the flow of a group; (3) "Communicating and Conversing," including asking appropriate questions and maintaining a conversation; (4) "Reading Social Signals," including reading body language and facial expressions; (5) "Raising Self-Esteem," including realistically evaluating strengths and weaknesses, and using self-monitoring techniques; (6) "Coping with Teasing," including differentiating between different types of teasing, developing coping strategies, and identifying and avoiding bullies; (7) "Managing Stress," including understanding personal stressors and learning relaxation methods; (8) "Solving Social Problems," including predicting consequences of behavior, and developing plans and backup plans as solutions; (9) "Resolving Conflicts," including arguing fairly and effectively, developing compromising skills, and role-playing the other's position; (10) "Managing Anger," including appreciating anger as a normal emotion and decreasing aggressive behavior; and (11) "Putting It All Together," including suggestions for evaluating potential social skills therapy groups. (KB)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Children, Friendship, Interpersonal Competence, Parent Child Relationship, Parents as Teachers, Peer Relationship
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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