Award-Winning Socialsklz :-) Classes Come to Greenwich

They’re texting…they’re IM’ing….they’re texting while they’re IM’ing – yet they’re all sitting in the same room.  Sound familiar?
If you’re concerned that your tweens and teens are better at communicating with their smart phone than they are with other people, you may want to consider a new breed of social skills classes coming to Connecticut. Based on her much-lauded book , socialsklz:-) (Social Skills) for Success: How to Give Children the Skills to Thrive in the Modern World  (Running Press 2013), Faye de Muyshondt, is offering workshops throughout the spring at the Stanwich School in Greenwich. 
The workshops, EssentialKidz, EssentialTweenz, and EssentialTeenz, offer age-appropriate social skills and etiquitte tips updated for today’s modern world.  In the Kidz class (4-7 years), children learn the basics of good manners and social norms, the Tweenz class teaches 8-12 year olds how to be smart on the internet and the importance of a good handshake, and Teenz learn tact and grace in social situations – how to make an introduction, engage in small talk, and exercising safe and private social media use.  The Kidz and Tweenz classes include two, two-hour sessions, and the one-day Teenz class is three hours in duration.

These skills have often been called “the missing piece” in American education, and are key factors to academic, professional, and personal success.  

De Muyshondt is a contributor on the Today Show  and has been a featured on CBSFOXABCWPIX, & CNN and networks across the country.  Additionally the program has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Huffington Post,  and internationally in the Daily Sun and  Il Sole 24 Ore.

Class schedules and times:

April 26 & May 3, 1-3pm

essentialkidz (ages 4-7)

essentialtweenz (ages 8-12)

April 27, 1-4pm

essentialteenz (ages 13-17)

June 7 & 8, 1-3pm

essentialkidz (ages 4-7)

essentialtweenz (ages 8-12)

June 9- 12, 9:30- 1pm

clubsocialsklz CAMP for kidz (ages 4-7) and tweenz (ages 8-12)


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