Every child goes through stress. A very common stress for them is peer pressure which can be both positive & negative. A child should to be oriented early on how to deal with peer pressure which helps them cope with stress effectively and ensures emotional wellbeing.
• Ownership of something new by a friend results in child’s stress. Parent should make a conscious effort to stop this referencing and establish that one should be happy with whatever she has. Easier said than done, most parents give into child’s demand. Please remember buying something just because a friend is having it is like sowing the seed for future stress.
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.