Social skills difficulties sneak up on most parents. Suddenly the child who had played alongside the other kids is now feeling isolated and unable to make friends.
This happens because of how quickly social interactions change once a child moves out of toddler-hood. While being able to take turns was once enough, now the child must be able to:
– Grasp the nuances of both verbal and non-verbal language.
– Distinguish between literal and non-literal language.
And while we take it for granted, this is not an easy thing to do.
The worst part of the whole thing is that these children want to make friends. They just do not know how to make or keep friends.
Why Your Child Just Doesn’t Get Social Skills
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