Good social skills are essential to have a successful life.
They enable us to know what to say, how to make good choices and how to behave in different situations.
Social skills can influence your:
social and family relationships
involvement in extracurricular activities.
At The Bidgee School we have social skills lessons embeded into all our sessions and also run a specific social skills program.
The program delivers lessons on:
Beginning social skills
Starting a conversation, introducing yourself, introducing other people, giving a compliment.
Advanced social skills
Joining in, giving instructions, following instructions, apologising.
Skills for dealing with feelings
Knowing your feelings, expressing your feelings, understanding the feelings of others, dealing with someone else's anger, expressing affection, dealing with fear.
Skill alternatives to aggression
Negotiating, using self-control, responding to teasing, avoiding trouble with others, keeping out of fights.
Skills for dealing with stress
Making a complaint, answering a complaint, dealing with embarrassment, dealing with being left out, responding to persuasion, responding to failure, dealing with contradictory messages, dealing with an accusation, getting ready for a difficult conversation, dealing with group pressure.
Deciding on something to do, deciding what caused a problem, gathering information.