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socialsklz :-) (Social Skills) for Success: How to Give Children the Skills They Need to Thrive in the Modern Worldby Faye de Muyshondt
With the world of technology advancing and face-to-face communication becoming less common, it is no wonder the many manner” and etiquette” books fall short of reaching young people who are fully enveloped in a digital age. Faye de Muyshondt's socialsklz:-) for success is not only relevant, touching on topics of email, social/i>
With the world of technology advancing and face-to-face communication becoming less common, it is no wonder the many manner” and etiquette” books fall short of reaching young people who are fully enveloped in a digital age. Faye de Muyshondt's socialsklz:-) for success is not only relevant, touching on topics of email, social networking, cyberbullying, and smartphones, but also breathes life into the basics: how to speak, shake hands, make conversation, and behave in all social settings. Although they are not typically taught in school, research has shown that teaching these skills increases academic scores. The book takes de Muyshondt's highly successful NYC workshop and brings it to the homes of millions in this fun and interactive guidebook designed to direct parents in teaching kids the skills necessary for success without being perceived as a "nag."
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Meet the Author
Faye de Muyshondt was an adjunct professor in the Steinhardt School of Communications at New York University with a 13-year business background in public relations and marketing. After seeing her own students' unpolished manners in and outside the classroom, she developed a course titled The Brand Called You.” In 2008, she extended the course to New York Public schools as well as organizations such as the YMCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Girl Scouts of America. Motivated by her younger students' improvement and desire to learn, de Muyshondt began socialsklz:-) tools to thrive in the modern world, a workshop for all ages that opened to the public in October 2009 in New York City. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, daughter, and polite pooch.
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Socialsklz:-) For Success is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
Exemplary book for parents and teachers! Although this book falls under the umbrella of family and parenting books, its content is applicable to each and every one of us. Manners and "etiquette" seem to fall farther and farther to the wayside as our world becomes increasingly technological, but Faye de Muyshondt's book is by no means old-fashioned. Interacting in an effective and courteous way is something we should all strive to do, but many of us don't think to impart these skills to our children. Providing games, role-playing activities, and even short "field trip" ideas, this book will help families and teachers to incorporate good "social sklz" into kids' daily routines. Covering topics ranging from how to be safe and knowledgeable about the internet and how to shake hands, to how to dine politely and be thankful every day, this book is sure to be your go- to guide for giving your kids the skills they need to interact beautifully in our "modern world."
As a future teacher, I find this book useful for any adult. These skills Faye de Muyshondt addresses are essential for people of all ages to know how to adjust behaviors to match the environment one is in. It is vital to constantly teach my students how to be grateful, respectful and a good friend in the classroom. I recommend this to all parents and teachers!