Trust your smart kids when it comes to public behavior

In terms of social communication skills, young people behave better contrary to what parents think today, new research says

Trust your smart kids when it comes to public behaviour
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When it comes to social communication skills, young people don't go by set norms but they control the circumstances very carefully before reacting, new research has revealed.

Contrary to what parents think today, young people who are often blamed for their selfish behavior are rather well-behaved through interaction with their friends and teammates said, researchers.

The behavior of the adolescents during certain social circumstances that helps them to furtherance in the development of their brain has become the major cause of concern for parents.

"Adolescents don't have a great reputation in terms of their social behavior," said Rosa Meuwese, developmental psychologist at University of Leiden in the Netherlands.

"You often hear parents say that their sweet, socially-minded children turn into selfish, lazy hotel guests who only think of me, myself and I. But out of sight of their parents, adolescents learn a lot about social behavior from their peers," Meuwese added.

TO reach this conclusion, the researchers surveyed over 1,000 pupils and used four different methods to study their behaviour, brain structure brain function, and the high friendship quality or the level of friendship that the adolescents maintained with their peers.

The participants were allowed to choose one euro for themselves and one euro for someone else.

The results showed that young people's choices are governed less by a set norm but that they weigh up the situation increasingly carefully.

At the same time, their social skills do not decline but are rather refined through interaction with their peers, the researchers noted.

It was also viewed that the high friendship quality of the adolescent encourages the development of the social brain more rapidly with increasing age.

"But a favorable social environment, such as a good friendship, may have a positive effect," the researcher said.

When it comes social communication skills, adolescents are often looking down by their parents and is the elementary concern to every parent. However, the young people are exposed to the real ground where they need to portray their socializing skills, they actually do with an exponential skill and remained engaged with their peers.

Their brain gets thoroughly refined when they interact with other young people and it's never to down look on their weakness when they seem to have to improper communication skills initially.