Children learn social behavior and norms at home through manners, taking turns, and participating in family life. At school these are reinforced with group learning, taking turns, sharing, If these lessons are taught early, conduct does not generally become an issue later. children imitate what they see at home and what they see with peers and teachers at school. We are all teachers. If we do a good job, their social well being is assured.
Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics
I believe that home and school teachings affect the kid's discipline and conduct in social life. Parents and teachers must work very closely communicating all needs and achievements of a child. All teachings must be consistant and structure both at home and at school; therefore, parents and teachers must work together making sure that their children are successful.
What you teach your child and what they learn in school becomes the blueprint for how they behave in the world! When they learn positive, loving warm behaviors--either by watching them or by what they are taught directly, that's the way they will behave with their friends. When the learn--at home and school less positive behaviors, they will copy those too. In order to help your child be socially friendly, positive and appropriately behaved, you need to model these behaviors in your relationships with others and with your child and encourage them in your child. You'll then create the blueprint that will carry your child into positive socializing throughout life!
Dr. Susan Bartell
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