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The Best Social Skills to Teach Your Children Before They Go to College

Kate Hadley, Director of Mentoring, and Terri Collins, Director of Parent Support

What practical skills do young people need as they cross over into adulthood? 
As parents help their children prepare for life out on their own, there are many aspects of their development to consider—from academic to spiritual to emotional to practical skills. In this video, Oakcrest’s Director of Parent Support, Terri Collins, and Director of Mentoring, Kate Hadley, discuss tips for some of the best social skills to teach your children before they head off to college. The skills they discuss are important steps towards the goal of independence for your child. Below, listen as they discuss phone manners and dealing with dietary restrictions when invited to dinner.