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Doctor insights on: Activities For Teaching Kids Social Skills

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Can I teach my child social skills at 4?

Can I teach my child social skills at 4?

Yes: Children are very intelligent and can learn many things earlier than we often give them credit. Children can learn to say please and thank you. Yes ma'am no ma'am etc. They can learn to shake hands and greet others. They can learn to wait their turn, be kind etc. ...Read more

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How should I help my child practice her social skills?

How should I help my child practice her social skills?

See below: Expose her to different social situations, and model the behavior you would like to see. ...Read more

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Any ideas on how to improve social skills through physical activity?

Any ideas on how to improve social skills through physical activity?

Group activities?: Walkathons or similar events dedicated to specific causes are a great way to get exercise and meet people with similar interests. ...Read more

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What are some activities for adults that improve social skills?

Therapy: Is a start. You could also check out dale carnegie courses or toastmasters in your area. ...Read more

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What social skills must I teach my child to help him to meet my friends?

What social skills must I teach my child to help him to meet my friends?

Manners: Teach your child expected manners. Introductions, being polite. Your child should not be required to like your friends. You can teach him/her to say hello, make eye contact, shake hands, and then be free to go off and play or whatever is required in the situation. ...Read more

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How can I teach my child the social skills necessary to make little friends?

How can I teach my child the social skills necessary to make little friends?

See below.: Children have to learn how to choose friends wisely. Parents can help young children learn how to make friends by teaching them concepts such as sharing, compassion, and conflict resolution and how to choose good friends and resist negative influences. Kids learn how to get along by watching other kids. ...Read more

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Is it ever that a child psychologist really help a kid develop social skills?

Is it ever that a child psychologist really help a kid develop social skills?

Depends : A lot depends on the psychologist, his or her interests & how the kid connects during their sessions. I find it a helpful way for some of my patients to learn a variety of skills. ...Read more

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Can a child psychologist help a kid develop social skills, in just a few visits?

Depends: Depends how old the child and what the problems are. They will also give the parents exercises to continue to develop socials skills with your child. ...Read more

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25yo stay home, no friends. Anxious panic disorder. Feel way behind in life social skills life skills, hard to be alone. Had this as a child :( aspie?

25yo stay home, no friends. Anxious panic disorder. Feel way behind in life social skills life skills, hard to be alone. Had this as a child :( aspie?

Not necessarily: I am a neurologist and to my knowledge your description of things is not sufficient to diagnose Asperger syndrome though certainly some features may be present. Other things should also be looked at and ruled out. I would be happy to help direct you in this regard. Write me-www.healthtap.com/DR-Saghafi ...Read more

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Brainwashed myself to think i can't carry a conversation. I lost all my social skills and I use to have very good ss and problem/s skills. Help plz!?

Brainwashed myself to think i can't carry a conversation. I lost all my social skills and I use to have very good ss and problem/s skills. Help plz!?

One approach to help: You re-group & figure out what started all this is to tell your primary care doctor about & get checked out for any medical/neurological cause. If none, (s)he'll refer to a psychologist. If you psyched yourself out, you may benefit from hypnotherapy & learning self-hypnosis to psych yourself back in, because your prosocial & coping skills are still there. Cognitive-behavioral therapy helps, too. ...Read more

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How i can improve my social skills ?

Short forum,: Long answer required. There are many aspects to being "social". The most important is not to talk about yourself unless asked. People love to talk about themselves so give them the opportunity and ask them. ...Read more

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Do you know of social skills classes for adults?

Do you know of social skills classes for adults?

Yes: Contact the asperger association and the autism association for recommendations for the groups that meet to help with social pragmatics (the skills necessary to be successful in social interaction). ...Read more

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How are social skills affected by being disabled?

Multiple: Disabled cannot socialize as well as the healthy can because of the limitation they experience. Some may not be able to go places they want due to mobility issues. Others have troubles expressing themselves (speaking, mimicking) and therefore cannot maintain conversations etc. Although, there may be no open stigmatization of the disabled, the hidden one still persists frequently. ...Read more

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Alcohol help to increase one's social skills?

Alcohol help to increase one's social skills?

No,: However, alcohol causes disinhibition and may decrease anxiety. The decrease in anxiety may help with social skills, but the disinhibition can cause really poor judgement which could lead to many faux pas. ...Read more

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Nature or nurture as cause of impaired social skills?

Nature or nurture as cause of impaired social skills?

Many reasons: Some mental illnesses and neurological conditions may make it harder, but in the end, social skills are just that - skills. Some perfectly healthy people don't learn the same social skills as us growing up, for example if they came from a troubled childhood or just a culture that is very different from ours. The good news is that skills can always be learned and improved at any time in our lives! ...Read more

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Is there a disease that causes impaired social skills?

Is there a disease that causes impaired social skills?

Many reasons: Some mental illnesses and neurological conditions may make it harder, but in the end, social skills are just that - skills. Some perfectly healthy people don't learn the same social skills as us growing up, for example if they came from a troubled childhood or just a culture that is very different from ours. The good news is that skills can always be learned and improved at any time in our lives! ...Read more

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My social skills with people are bad because I am caustic?

My social skills with people are bad because I am caustic?

Improve Your Skills!: Being frequently critical or sarcastic in interactions with others can be wearing on them and can be a way of distancing yourself from others. Fortunately, there are good books on improving social skills. For example, "how to win friends and influence people, " first published in 1936, and still in print today, provides simple lessons in social skills. Counseling can also be helpful. ...Read more

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I m weak in socialising. What can i do to improve my social skills??

I m weak in socialising. What can i do to improve my social skills??

Hello :): Hi, Consider social skills an art like any other. Similar to guitar or tennis, it takes loads of practice and forcing yourself into social situations to become masterful. My recommendation is to PRACTICE everywhere you go. Start simple like trying to charm up your waiter or sales clerk. They're easy pickins for practice! :) -Dr. Neal Schwartz ...Read more

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I am in med school. Should I be going to great lengths to work on my social skills?

Yes!: The better your social skills, the better you will relate to your patients! ...Read more

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How could persons with asperger's have good verbal skills, and yet poor social skills?

How could persons with asperger's have good verbal skills, and yet poor social skills?

Our brain receives: And processes information through various parts of the brain, e.g., the speech center is in the left hemisphere and emotionality is in an area known as the libmic system. Verbal skills are highly developed in one part and recognition of nonverbal cues from face, tone of voice, etc. Are not as well developed, thus creating some social issues. Strengths and weakness vary for everyone. ...Read more

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