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Children use social skills every day to mix with others, to communicate and socialise. They use these skills frequently whilst interacting and communicating with others. These skills involve both verbal and nonverbal communication, facial expressions, hand gestures and body language. Children with good social skills know how to behave appropriately in social situations and understand the ‘rules’ when communicating with others. Some children have difficulty fitting in within their environment, following rules, getting along with others and being social. Children born prematurely have a greater risk of inappropriately managing their feelings and difficulty coping in social situations. This may lead to the inability to stay calm, tantrums, getting upset and pushing the limits which may cause low self esteem and difficulties with peers and friends.