Skills Your Children Need to Know to Succeed and Thrive in The 21st Century
5 Essential Life Skills Your Kids Need to Know:
(One of The Most Essential Life Skills)
(Ability to Understand Others' Emotions)
Emotional regulation is the ability to identify, monitor, and regulate emotions. Emotions can be incredibly influential as they affect children’s well-being, and influence how they interact with other people. They must learn how to identify the causes of their emotions to understand and regulate them effectively. For example, there might be a scenario where your child feels frustrated because a friend said something mean. What can your child do? Should they fall under their emotions or take control and manage them? They can potentially think through all the possible causes of the incident and underlying causes of their emotions, and find the best solutions to manage them.
(Life skill that can decide your actions)
Next is decision-making. Why is decision-making so important? As we all know, bad decisions may lead to negative consequences. Decision-making dictates what the children choose to do, which potentially may influence their lives. We need to mentor children to first be aware of what decision needs to be made, how to construct multiple solutions, evaluate, select the best suitable one, and then reflect on the results. Great and appropriate decisions can go a long way!
Critical Thinking Skills
(Life Skills That Help You Identify and Solve Problems)
(Many other life skills are related)
Grit is the ability to overcome challenges. Children constantly face challenges throughout their lives, however, they must not give up too easily. According to Angela Duckworth’s research on grit, it was revealed that rather than intelligence itself, grit in combination with other life skills such as self-control, was a better predictor of better outcomes.