Social Skills 4 Kids
Help your child acquire and develop the social and emotional skills they need to:
- make and maintain friendships
- stand-up for themselves
- overcome shyness
- adapt to new environments
- better understand themselves and those around them
Our Social Skills 4 Kids is an English-speaking group course for children aged between 7 and 15, split into three age groups: 7-9, 9-12 and 12-15.
What does the course offer?
The course helps children learn the social skills they need in their every-day lives, helping them improve their self-esteem and confidence.
- As this is a group course, the children will have ample opportunity to practice their newly-learnt skills with the other group members in a safe and supportive environment.
- The course improves the children’s empathy, assertiveness and emotional awareness.
- Children learn to react more confidently in social situations.
The groups are small enough to provide a safe space for all the children to flourish, yet large enough to enable them to learn from each other. Your support as parent (and, depending on their involvement, teachers) is essential to ensure the best possible outcome for your child.
The course consists of seven group sessions focusing on a wide variety of social and emotional skills helping the children respond and move through every-day social situations and emotional challenges. The course uses methods that have been effective in both the short and long term, and are run by colleagues trained to work with the Social Skills 4 Kids programme. Individual goals will be set for each child so that they and their trainers, parents and teachers can focus on what matters most!
All our trainers are qualified child psychologists who are experienced with the Social Skills 4 Kids course. Skilled in observing the behaviour of individuals within a group setting, they adapt the course flexibly to meet the needs of the group as a whole and the individual children within it. This flexibility means that the course can meet the needs of all the children participating in it.
Depending on the size of the group, the trainers may be assisted by an intern – a student in the last phase of their studies in psychology who wants to gain practical experience.
Courses are held regularly in The Hague and can be offered within international schools in Zuid-Holland, Noord-Holland, Utrecht and Flevoland on request.
You can connect with us throughout the year to request a free introduction session (see below). After this, your child will be added to our waitinglist until there are (at least) three other children waiting who would be a good match to your child. When a group is confirmed to start and spaces are still available they will be mentioned here.
[Planned] April 2022 – Monday afternoons
We still have spaces left for this group of girls between 9 and 12 years old. Get in touch today with the form below!
The tariff of the Social Skills 4 Kids course is €650,- and can be paid in three installments. Each seven-week course is given in English and includes:
- An individual introduction session with the child (0,5 hrs)
- A preparatory meeting or call your child’s teacher (0,75 hrs)
- 7 group sessions (10,5 hrs)
- 1 parent group meeting to support your child (1,5 hrs)
- An end report and evaluation with you and, if appropriate, with teachers (3 to 4 hrs)
- A workbook
Not sure whether this is right for your child?
Before the start of any Social Skills 4 Kids course, we offer a free, no obligation introductory session for parents. During this session you can share with us your concerns and questions about your child’s development and we can explain more fully the aims of the course, how we work and what you and your child can expect to get out of it.
If you decide the Social Skills 4 Kids is not what you need or we feel it’s not the right course for your child, we can recommend other resources for you to consider.