Child social development stages depend on how we as parents interact with our children growing up. We all need to have a basic understanding of the five different SIDS risks and what parents can do to reduce these risks. There are many things that you can do to support your child through these stages of life. Here are some tips.
Children who are able to successfully pass through the initial stages of development are more likely to have better interpersonal skills. These will be reflected in how they relate to you and others. They will be able to express their feelings and thoughts. You will also notice that they develop positive behaviors such as self-control and patience. This is the first stage of interpersonal development.
Social Development – By the second year of child’s life he/she should be able to form basic friendships. He/she may be timid at this point, but it is important to remember that children grow and learn at different rates and may not be able to perform well on a questionnaire. It is important to not compare your child with others. Instead focus on his/her performance during these social settings and strive for success.
Social Development – By the fourth year of child’s life he/she is ready to start kindergarten and begin to interact socially. Your child may not be able to follow directions well. However, you can help your child by being patient and trying to be involved in his/her daily activities. Your child will begin to develop his own sense of self worth. He/she will be more confident and secure in his own skin. Social Development will continue as your child continues to mature.
Four Years Old
Children typically begin to demonstrate their social skills when they are approximately four years old. However, the development of these skills may be delayed if the child has been abused. You may also have to adjust your expectations for your child. Children at this stage of development are not able to self-direct or take responsibility for their actions. If your child is being sexually abused, you may want to contact a child protective agency.
During the preschool years, your child will have developed quite a bit. In some cases, your child may seem immature. In other instances he/she will simply exhibit normal toddler behaviors. One thing that all parents can agree on is that children at this stage of development are not able to make decisions. This will be an important milestone, as your child gets older and deals with more adult-oriented social issues.
Social development is always a work in progress. The stages that your child is currently in will continue to grow and change over time. Your role in your child’s development is to provide support as needed and to help your child to meet his own personal developmental goals. As a parent, it is important to understand each stage and what you can do to support your child during each stage.