375 Reading Assignment 3 - The author decides to focus on...

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The author decides to focus on increasing the number of validating comments children use because it enhances their overall communication skills with their peers and people surrounding them. According to the passage, “social communication is the intersection of language and social behaviors observed during peer interaction” (Timler, 2005), so focusing on the comments that children use will led to a greater chance of determining their social behaviors. Also, many children have trouble with social communication at a young age so studying what comments they say can lead to discovering whether or not they have social communication issues and need to be studied more in-depth. I believe that the use of positive comments does enhance one’s social relationships. If you give positive comments in general and to others, you will have a more positive relationship with those people. It shows that you are an affirmative and happy person that others want to be around and associate with. For example, if one girl tells another girl that she likes what they are wearing,
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