One can’t emphasize enough the importance of understanding body language to create a strong and positive impression. Kids need to be aware of the importance of body language science from an early age.
We are taking you through some basic body languages that your children should know and follow, especially the older ones who are in their teens.
Sitting and standing with a straight posture is something that doctors and parents tell their kids repeatedly, the reason behind this being to avoid back problems and a possible hunch back.
Another reason why an individual or a student should maintain a straight posture is that it shows that they are disciplined and active. Also, when people sit straight it shows that they aren’t lazy or lousy for instance.
Thus, your posture, while meeting or greeting people is an extremely important factor to be kept in mind.
While having a conversation it’s always better to communicate verbally and not use your entire body.
For instance, using too many hand gestures can take away the listener’s attention from your words.
It is always better to avoid any kind of hand gestures while having an important conversation. It will help the person understand you and your words better by concentration on what you are trying to communicate.
So, avoid hand gestures until and unless you are making a presentation or at an important event that requires the motions of your hands.
Keeping a straight face might not be everyone’s cup of tea. The human face is extremely expressive, and every expression can hold a hundred different meanings.
A frown or a smile can probably create a confusion with the person you are dealing with by, making them think that you are either uncomfortable or mocking them. Too much smiling could also be seen as you aren’t serious about the task in hand.
A straight face ensures that you don’t giveaway any kind of wrong vibes or hints to the opposite person.
Fidgeting is annoying
People tend to fidget when they are nervous, stressed or in deep thought.
The fidgeting can be completely oblivious, but it is important to get rid of this habit.
Fidgeting while meeting someone for the first time or while in an important discussion can be very annoying for the opposite person. The person might find it distracting or a gesture of showing no respect.
To conclude, it’s important to consciously remind your child from time to time about these aspects as they grow. However ,experts warns that nagging your child to follow it 24/7 may backfire, as they need to be in relaxed mood while with family and friends. These aspects are strictly for formal settings only.
You may show them by example while watching movies or when visiting people or watching news and so on.