social skills

Home>Tag: social skills

Program for Parents Improves ADHD Behaviors in Young Children

A program that focuses on strengthening parenting skills also improves symptoms of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in 3-8 year-olds, according to researchers at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. FPG scientists completed a rigorous review of evidence that demonstrated the effectiveness of the “Incredible [...]

How To Make Friends

Wikihow One way to be happier is to increase the quality of our friendships. Whether you are a sociable person or a loner, friendships are important. One of the easiest ways to remain engaged and interested at school, at work or in life is to enjoy the company of the people that we are [...]

Dogs ‘Share Their Owners’ Emotions’ 

Photo: Oliver Rossi/Corbis, Stock Image When the animals are confronted with a human displaying strong feelings, they themselves produce a similar emotional response, the researchers found. The discovery could cast light on how dogs' pack behaviour has been translated into the modern world. Biomedical scientist Dr Karine Silva, of the University of Porto, [...]

The Problem with Conflict in Schools

Conflict is a part of everyday life in schools. According to research teachers report that conflict behaviour is increasing and a threat to effective learning. When children learn constructive conflict resolution skills, conflict can become an opportunity to learn more about themselves, others and create harmonious schools. Just as children come to school with a [...]

What Should Parents Do if Their Child is Bullied at School?

So when parents findut their child is being bullied, they are right to be concerned. But what exactly should they do about it? Should they tell the school, approach the parents of the other child, or just let their child deal with it? It can be difficult to weigh up the sometimes conflicting advice given [...]

Using an iPad or Smartphone Can Harm A Toddler’s Learning and Social Skills

Children younger than 30 months “cannot learn from television and videos as they do from real-life interactions.” And to use a mobile device before that age on tasks that aren’t educational can be “detrimental to the social-emotional development of the child.” Of particular concern, according to the recommendations, was how such technology could “interfere” with [...]

The Dirt on Outdoor Play

Free and unstructured play outdoors encourages problem solving, social skills and many other forms of development. It’s an ideal environment for experiential learning, as it offers unique opportunities to be creative, to move around, and for children to make choices, be loudor quiet. Outside, kids can explore, take risks, run as fast as they can, [...]

Kids Who Catch You Lying by Omission Won’t Trust what You Say

Children are remarkable judges of the people around them - studies have shown they're able to tell when someone is lying. But can they pick up on more subtle aspects of misinformation - such as when someone's telling only part of the truth, committing a "sin of omission"? Now, in a paper published by the [...]

5 Crucial Emotional Intelligence Traits Of Highly Effective Leaders

“No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care” Theodore Roosevelt Over the last decade there has been a huge increase in evidence that emotional intelligence is an important factor in leadership. Numerous studies have shown a positive relationship between emotional intelligent leadership and employee satisfaction, retention and performance. As [...]

Research finds health benefits from free play

Cheap items like crates and buckets encourage children to be more active and creative than expensive play equipment, researchers have found. The findings are the result of a long-term study by RMIT University researchers in Melbourne, Australia, into the play differences of primary school children with access to different playgrounds. Introducing simple, everyday objects during [...]

Go to Top