A child’s development is influenced by many factors; Peers, teachers, environment, and other exterior influences can effect a child’s social skill development. Because a parent (or caregiver) is only part of this development, it is important that the parent do the right things. A parent must provide a safe and secure environment for the child. A parent must also instill strong morals and beliefs in the child. It is also very important that a parent set a good example; the parent must live by good moral standards while raising the child.
A teacher can also have an effect in the development of a child’s social skills. A teacher should help to develop self-regulation by teaching the child when to speak and when to listen. The teacher can also helped to develop social skills be allowing the child to interact with others. The teacher should help foster relationships with other children and help a child to understand that being different is not a bad thing. A teacher can also impact a child’s social skills negatively be allowing a child to act out in class or allow bullying to go unchecked.