pp. Teaching basic social skills or life skills to children or young adults. —adj.

Example Citation:
The Yerrabi Pathway social-skilling program had also been a great success, giving students basic understanding of how to listen and sit still in class.
—Catriona Jackson, “Our young Aboriginal readers set new benchmark,“ The Canberra Times, November 30, 2000

Earliest Citation:
As well as the basic introduction, they have met representatives of private employment agencies who have given advice on how to present themselves at interviews and the skills required for various occupations....

Further social skilling has been provided by local businessmen who have conducted mock job-seeking interviews.
—Mike Bingham, “Country folk get a skills boost to tackle job search,“ Hobart Mercury, October 4, 1991

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