The skill set is a very generic term. It can mean differently in different scenarios. A skill set in school may vary from a skills set in the playground. But, there is always a middle ground in every situation, same goes for skills.
Common skills can be taught to children, to mingle with their fellow classmates and friends. Following are some basic, common and advantageous skills to teach your kids.
“Brain is the centre of all learning and experiences and cognitive skills are the core skills required to process the information. Cognitive skills like Memory, Logical Thinking, Attention Span, Learning Ability are critical to performing any task, simple or complex.” – Subrat Patra, Founder at SochGenie
The ability or skill to get along is very vital for kids. Adjusting and settling down in their new peer groups will definitely help them socialize and grow better. Children who are able to socialize and mingle with others are raised to become easy-going and optimistic with positive vibes around them. These skills include the ability to win and not to be a sour loser.
Optimism always ends up being good. Ever notice that positive kids tend to be more likeable and lovable? Well, that’s because of the optimism that surrounds them.
It is a very important skill to be taught by parents and teachers.
The skills of optimism include being aware of self-talk, ceasing unenthusiastic events into positive effects and the practice of a clear consciousness.
The ability to relax and get away from it all is vital and impacts on a student’s ability to perform. Many of today’s kids live with pressure. That pressure needs to be released through relaxation and play. Relaxation is advantageous for your child’s school success. Ways to unwind include getting lost in a hobby; learning how to meditate and enjoying creative pursuits.
Teaching your kids to value relationships, respecting boundaries is a very noble and vital approach. A small step to teach them how to treat people, friends and their teachers will help them have a strong foundation to live their lives on. Never demeaning anyone, talking politely and valuing every factor that an individual brings are the first lessons to teach.
The aptitude to organize time, space, items and other necessities is an enormous plus for any student. Being organized extends beyond school, including at home and during spare time.
To help children; parents should introduce them to systems and processes to help them organize themselves.
“Children can learn so much just by watching the nature. They can become a great poet, scientist, ecologist or an engineer in the future. We need to inspire them to connect more with nature.” – Salima Fazil
Games, puzzles and time schedules are some great ways to get them to learn organization qualities.
Skills can be learned unknowingly as well, make sure to follow rules and good habits around children. Most learning is done by noticing people, and people in the family.
Taking time-outs to learn new skills yourself is not a bad idea. It will help you develop a decent wall of skills and rather protect you from practising opposite skills in front of your kids.