What is it?
- Social awareness is the ability to understand and respect the others’ perspectives, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures. It is the ability to understand social/ethical norms and to recognize family, school, and community resources and supports.
- Appreciating diversity
- Respect for others
Talk to your child about how kindness and gratitude are connected.
- Example: “What are you grateful for today? I’m grateful because my co-worker helped me with my project today. Was someone kind to you? Did you help someone today or brighten up their day by doing something nice?”
Share your family values with your child.
- Example: “In our family, we value honesty, loyalty, generosity and kindness. We also respect others, and we always try to value their feelings and ideas. How are some ways that you can apply these values to your own friendships?”
Discuss the importance of being polite.
- Example: “When you are talking or interacting with anyone, be polite by listening patiently and not interrupting people when they speak. If your friend does something nice for you, don’t forget to say ‘thank you,’ and if you do something wrong, try to apologize.”