Preschool Children's Friendships

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The benefits of friendships are based on quality. In the article Preschool Children’s Friendships and Peer Acceptance: Links to Social Competence, discusses that children’s ability to form positive relationships with peers which represents an important component of social development. Social development is about putting people at the centre of development. Eric Lindsey says that “in order to determine the developmental significance of children’s friendships, it is important to consider how the ability to establish and maintain a friendship is related to other dimensions of children’s social functioning” (Lindsey). Friendships are related to other dimensions of children’s social functioning because having many friendships will make
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It is seen that lack of social skills cause “low academic success” (Nedium). The reason behind why lack of social skills cause low academic success is because they are both domains of school life and are interconnected. In other words, if a child struggles with not having any social skills they are more than likely going to also struggle with not having much academic success. School is not only a place where children learn reading, writing, and math. It is also a place where they learn to get along with other people and develop social skills. Social skills are the skills we need to interact adaptively in our cultural environment. While school can be a positive social experience for man children, for others it can be a nightmare. In the article, Nedium says, “Research conducted indicate that one of the basic reasons of not being able to develop friendship and feeling alone of the children who are not accepted enough is due to their lack of enough social skills” (Nedium). I strongly agree with Nedium because the children who have the most social difficulty at school are those that are rejected by their peers. Rejected children are those that are picked on, talked about, teased and bullied. Many of those children who are rejected by their peers are unhappy, feel alone, and believe that no one cares about them. While it can be a problem to have no friends in school, it can also be a problem to need friends too much. Good social skills require good communication skills. Children with language problems often have trouble socially because they have difficulty understanding the words that other children use. They may also have trouble keeping up the pace of conversations, particularly in a group. Children with verbal and nonverbal learning disabilities often have social problems. These children are the ones that tend to struggle academically and socially. A lack of social skills and the inability to connect with others can lead

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