1.The first step is to identify the skill you want teach. Social skills can be taught, which is often not acknowledged by caregivers.
2. Once the social skills are identified then prioritize which ones you will focus on first. Always work informally on all types of skills so that the training is even faster. Intensive focus on the highest priority skill does ensure that you will make faster progress with the more important skills for the child.
3. There is research that Sharing and getting along can be reinforced and developed in a child. Some children are friendly and share on their own. The children that do not do this on their own can be taught to do so. Also, if caring and sharing are not encourage a child that is predisposed to be friendly might become less friendly.
4. During the daily schedule be sure to include time for socializing. If your child's schedule includes only solitary activities such as his ipad or books and chores he may not have any opportunity to socialize and become friendly with others. For example, you can have time to talk at dinner, time for interactive games, talk in the car or at night before they go to sleep.
5. Include reinforcers for socializing such as a preferred item or activity if your children play a board game nicely.
6. If inappropriate behaviors do occur during the interactive activity be sure to stop the activity. Also, do not give any preferred activity or item to anyone involved in the interactive activity.
7. Modeling and prompting appropriate conversations during interactive games can also be helpful for children. Often the children may not have the skill or forget to perform the skills. Social skills, sharing and friendliness are important skills since getting along with others affects every area of the child's future including job, how they treat their family members, friendships and general happiness of your child.