Early Childhood Education Journal

, Volume 28, Issue 2, pp 105–110

Promoting Social Skills in Young Children

Authors

  • Tommie Lawhon
    • College of EducationUniversity of North Texas
  • David C. Lawhon
    • University of Texas at Dallas
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1009551404906

Cite this article as:
Lawhon, T. & Lawhon, D.C. Early Childhood Education Journal (2000) 28: 105. doi:10.1023/A:1009551404906

Abstract

The literature reflects that numerous factors impact a young child's ability to have playmates and develop friendships. This in turn can influence health, happiness, and stability throughout life. Social relationships may be enhanced through a youngster's efforts and those of caring adults, especially teachers, parents, and other caregivers. Two checklists are provided, one to assist when observing and recording a child's personal behaviors and another to aid adults with the self-assessment of their child guidance techniques. These results are beneficial to those who teach, guide, train, and provide other essential experiences for children.

young childrensocializationguidancefriendships

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