Child psychology: Social skills

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By Kairen CullenCPsychol AFBPsS, Independent Chartered Psychologist and journalist

Discover how child psychology can help create a healthy social scene in your classroom

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Psychologists view social development as central to children’s academic progress and their overall development. Throughout Key Stage 2, friendships between children become increasingly important. Teachers play a key part in the small society of the classroom by ensuring a supportive social context and through direct teaching about social skills. They can also identify and help to address individual problems in this area.

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