In the rapidly changing world around us , the academic learning is not going to be good enough. World Economic Forum report says 65% of the children entering into primary education today would land up doing jobs which don’t exist today. What does this mean to our children ? They need to develop a mindset of continuous learning & be adaptable to the changes to thrive in the new world order. In addition to what school is doing, you as a parent can facilitate your child’s learning & development by practising Life Skills Parenting early in their life.POWERED BY HURRAY KIDS
Research has shown better academic performance by children oriented in Life Skills ( Source : CASEL ). Research has also shown people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time due to their social & emotional Life Skills. Organisations like Google, Bank of America are prioritising Life Skills over Technical skills( Source : CASEL).
Life skills are set of positive behaviour & adaptive skills acquired through learning and from life experiences that enable us to deal effectively with the demands & challenges of life. Life skills include Cognitive skills ( Self-awareness, creative thinking, critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making ), Emotional Skills ( Managing Emotions, Coping with Stress ) and Social Skills ( Interpersonal Skills, Effective Communication, Empathy ) . These CES skills develop children into an Independent Thinker, Emotionally Balanced & Socially Adaptable person – all essential attributes for success in the 21st century.
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