Is it okay to let my child play with others even if he is behind (in skills)?

Social Skills is the most important aspect of child development. Various things happen when he is with peers (term for children of his age)

  1. Observation- he sees, hears, moves as he is along with others. He will learn by being with them through his senses. Fear from parents is normal. It is instinct. Choose who he mingles with. Select the place where he socializes.
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  1. Actualization – he actualize or performs as he usually does. Given his performance, parents will be able to see baseline skills which needed to be improved, example toileting skills, sitting skills, eye contact, body language, language used, give and go (share), (-) stranger anxiety – meaning he can withstand being away from familiar persons and tolerance to frustration (being with others require patience) during play.

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