عنوان مقاله [English]
This study aimed to examine the effectiveness of educational program, which is based on seven educational principles of the Prophet Mohammad, on the social skills of 5 to 6 year old children. The present study was semi experimental with pretest-posttest and control group. The study population consisted of all families with 5 to 6 year old children in the 1500 household are of Koshtargah in Shahindezh. After filed investigation by the researchers, it was found out that there were 284 households with 5 to 6 year old children. Using simple random sampling, 40 households were selected to participate in the research, and were randomly assigned to two groups: experimental and control. Each group consisted of 20 participants. The seven educational principles of the Prophet were taught to parents in th experimental group, in eight sessions. The data collection tool was the Social Skills Rating Scale (parent's form). Results of Analysis of Covariance showed that training the educational program based on the 7 educational principle of the Prophet increased social skills in 5 to 6 year children. (P< 0/001). Considering the role and importance of the early years of life and the family environment on child development in various cognitive, physical, emotional, social aspects and with emphasis on the religious culture of the Iranian society and people being much under influence of religious teachings, this program could be used to create, improve, and flourish the development of children, particularly in social skills domain.