Social skills are the building blocks by which children build a healthy, happy life that extends into adulthood. And parents play a key role in that development. A new study reveals that a loving father is as paramount to a child’s well-being as the mother. Even in relatively balanced families, it is important to set time set aside to interact with kids and teach them how to interact in appropriate manners to express themselves, as well as better interpret and understand the intentions of those around them. In a culmination of 36 studies around the world, it was concluded that a father’s love to a youngster is as equally important as is the mother’s. Research Professor Ronald Rohner said that ‘In the US, Great Britain and Europe, we have assumed for the past 300 years that all children need for normal healthy development is a loving relationship with their mother. And that dads are there as support for the mother and to support the family financially but are not required for the healthy development of the children. ‘But that belief is fundamentally wrong. We have to start getting away from that idea and realize the dad’s influence is as great, and sometimes greater, than the mother’s.’ He added: ‘Children and adults everywhere – regardless of race, culture, and gender – tend to respond in exactly the same way when they perceived themselves to be rejected.’ (1) According to an article published on the the University of Illinois website “Each child has his/her own temperament. Some children enjoy higher levels of social activity while other children prefer less. While this may be a preference children are born with, much of what experts call 'social competence' or the ability to get along with others is skill-based or learned. This means that it can be practiced and improved upon, especially if the child's parent is a patient coach.” (2) Therefore not only do parents need to equally be involved with their kids, but they can do so and teach them at the same time. Social skills learning includes empathizing, sharing and following rules -- and learning why that is important. Parents too many times lose sight in their busy day of the importance of engaging with their children in special time learning sessions to their mutual benefit. In a book series provided by Childwork entitled “Learning To Get Along Book Set”, each charming volume focuses on different skill sets. Made to be read out loud, this set provides a perfect to not only teach kids, but engage with them. The set includes Listen and Learn, When I feel Afraid, Talk and Work It Out, Know and Follow Rules, Share and Take Turns, and, Understand and Care, ONLY for the social followers of Childswork.com, and for a limited time only, get the Learning To Get Along Book Set an enjoy a 15% discount using the code shown below. Be sure to follow us on social media to be notified of other discount specials in the future. [caption id="attachment_2929" align="alignnone" width="300"] CLICK PHOTO TO GO THERE NOW[/caption] Resource Links of Articles Quoted Above
(1) How absence of a loving father can wreck a child's life: New study shows relationship with both parents is crucial
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