According to a new nationwide survey of nearly 1,000 parents, teaching our children good manners and basic socialization skills is critical for raising happy, well-adjusted and successful kids. However, due to a number of factors, parents are finding it increasingly difficult to teach children these important skills. The survey, conducted by Mom Central, Inc. on behalf of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS), revealed parents' perspectives on the importance of social skills in their children's lives, the current methods of teaching them and their impact on children's future happiness.
"Parents have come to recognize social skills, more than mere niceties for everyday life, are the base for raising 'great kids' who ultimately become successful, confident and happy adults," says Stacy DeBroff, CEO of Mom Central. "These skills, which include listening, being polite and knowing how to share, shape how a child will be perceived by their peers, teachers, adults, and ultimately employers."
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