10 Social Skills For Post-Pandemic kids

Help Your Kids Discover Life-Changing Solutions: From Making Friends and Communicating, to Solving Problems and Making the Right Choices!

Non-Fiction - Parenting
244 Pages
Reviewed on 06/16/2022
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Reviewed by Jamie Michele for Readers' Favorite

M.A. Holmes's 10 Social Skills for Post-Pandemic Kids is a non-fiction parenting self-help book. Its aim is to assist those with children in the home who were likely faced with additional socialization obstacles, above and beyond what would be considered normal, following the incredibly abnormal isolation required as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Social skills are acquired and when children have been relegated to independent play and study during their most critical learning years, the impact can be immense. Broken down into eleven distinct and interconnected parts, Holmes provides useful developmental tools, tips, and tricks to help bridge the gap and get our children back on track. These include, but are certainly not limited to, topics such as making friends, active listening and good communication skills, empathy, cooperation, respect, and appropriate behavior depending on circumstance.

One of my sisters went into lockdown with her three-year-old son – and only child – and when we were able to emerge and reunite, he was five. A few months prior we had joked with my nephew that, once upon a time, when children had birthdays other children would come and they would play and sing and all eat cake together. His response? A wide-eyed and whispered, “Woooooow.” I suspect he's not alone, which is why 10 Social Skills for Post-Pandemic Kids by M.A. Holmes might just be one of the most useful family guides available right now. The part I connected with the most, based on our own struggles, was chapter eight and its focus on problem-solving. The idea of playing the game (that those of us over a certain age might remember) to strengthen problem-solving skills is by employing the make-believe “The Floor is Lava” strategy. How do they get across? What path can they create? What's the plan if that path fails? There is so much to learn here and I have no doubt this book will have something for every parent.

Amy Louise Hill

M.A. Holmes's 10 Social Skills For Post-Pandemic Kids is a non-fiction parenting book. This book is jam-packed with helpful information on how to successfully guide and aid children through all kinds of troublesome situations. There are a lot of hurdles children will face whilst growing up and that is why the author has created this crucially important, step-by-step guide to help kids overcome them more easily. Whether your child has suffered the impact of covid or has had issues before then, this book will be perfect for you.

This is a mind-opening book. M.A. Holmes has done an incredible job at creating and organizing a book that is full of everything you could need to guide your child through life. And when I say everything, I mean everything! The author has taken the time and effort to structure the book to simplify the information, which will surely make the learning aspect a lot easier to apply. I have never come across a book so informative and well-written as 10 Social Skills For Post-Pandemic Kids and I will be using it in the near future. I can't recommend this book enough, and I urge anyone with children to purchase a copy without delay. Congrats on the book, M.A. Holmes; you are going to help a lot of people with this material.

Jennie More

M.A. Holmes's 10 Social Skills for Post-Pandemic Kids is an educational and self-help book for parents to teach their children the essential social skills they will need in every social setting. Holmes provides parents with a step-by-step guide to help their little ones from birth to age 10, the pertinent period during which children develop social skills. She focuses on the social skills of listening, speaking, managing and regulating emotions, empathy, cooperation, responsibility, problem-solving, respect, and decision-making. Holmes provides multiple activities, games, or practices they can implement to help children learn, develop and maintain these vital social skills that will set them up for a healthy, productive, and happy life.

M.A. Holmes's 10 Social Skills for Post-Pandemic Kids is a must-read for all parents, as Holmes emphasizes the importance of spending time with your kids. With emotional intelligence a sought-after aptitude in all working professionals, it's crucial that children have a good foundation. All these activities require that parents engage with their children and model the behavior they wish to see their children practice. This book is insightful, and the activities are inventive and fun. Not only will children learn essential life skills, but both parents and children will also have fun doing so while deepening their bond with each other and the entire family. I will revisit this book many times because I will practice these activities with the little ones in my vicinity. Holmes has produced a well-conceived and practical guide that will help parents for years to come.