Introducing yourself in front of a person or getting to know someone is the basis of establishing social relationships between 2 people. It is the first step in establishing relationships, and children need to learn a few more essential things in these ways. The steps that a child must follow are not at all different from those we take as adults when we are in the position to meet a new person. Here are some useful tricks!
The first impression you leave in interacting with a foreign person is essential. Many can be found only at a glance or at a glance. For children, addressing formulas, hand-giving, and other social canons from meeting an unknown person represent social ambiguities. But as a parent, you can help them understand their role and especially the effect they have on them. Children will feel more confident in their own strengths and will strengthen their self-esteem.
Eye contact is essential when meeting a person. Teach the child this too. This one shows openness and interest for the person you are just about to meet.
The language is clear, simple and with special courtesy formulas
If your little one is the first to appear then he must respect some classic social canons. Must be presented with "good" when presenting to children near his age and "good day" when presenting to adults. You have to explain to them the difference. So it is enough if you say "good morning, my name is ...". Always teach him to start with the first name and end with the last name (if he presents his full name in front of a foreign person, between friends he can say only the first name and so on).
If someone else presents to you then it is important to learn the classical formulas:
"I'm good to meet you";
"I am pleased to meet you";
"nice to meet you".
Also, the classic addressing formulas with "sir, lady, etc." they also need to encourage the child as he begins to learn how things are with presentations.
The stretch of the sleeve
The child should be taught to "shake hands" with each new person he will meet. It is a gesture that validates the presentation between 2 people who meet for the first time. It is a gesture that must be accompanied by direct eye contact and a smile.
Teach your child to smile every day, not only when you learn from the code of good manners! But when it comes to introducing yourself to others, it is advisable and pleasant for your little one to smile. It gives proof of warmth and affection as well as availability to the other. In addition, it offers an added optimism and good disposition to the interlocutor.
Warm, friendly, but confident and determined tone
The child will most likely tend to be ashamed in front of a foreign person with whom they come in contact. So it is possible to say his name with his head slightly bent at the chest at your insistence, his eyes barely raised and his sad and slightly embarrassed medic. It is important to teach him that he must not be ashamed or feel bad. On the contrary, the exchange of replies must be a warm and calm tone, without being authoritative, but which denotes self-confidence and self-confidence.
Your little one will be able to do it in time with patience and training. You do not have to worry if you seem to understand nothing of what you say from the first dates. Once they get into their habit they will never forget them.
Role playing games
Get involved with your little one in role-playing games that will highlight all these "lessons" in good manners in interactions with others. Do them in the most fun way and help him where he gets involved!
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