Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Parents Have Tough Time Teaching Kids Social Skills

EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Teaching your kid social skills is easier said than done.

Mom Central, Inc., on behalf of Hasbro, Inc., has just conducted a survey about parents who are trying to teach their kids good manners and social skills to no avail.

While 90 percent of parents consider social skills like being polite, listening, and sharing to be vital to their child’s happiness and confidence, only 10 percent of parents consider their kids excellent listeners.

Thus, teaching your kid social skills is quite a challenge, and 33 percent of parents feel overwhelmed and frustrated by the task.

About 25 percent of parents find themselves correcting their child’s poor social skills more than five times a day.

They keep at it because 80 percent of parents consider social skills and manners even more important than academic skills when it comes to their kid’s overall happiness.

More than 80 percent of parents believe turning social skills into a fun and educational activity may be the key, and Hasbro has launched NOODLEBORO Games, a collection of activities designed to nurture preschoolers’ social skills through laughter and play.

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