Making choices is an ongoing requirement at every stage in life. The beauty of good decision making lies in the ability to remain clear on the objective and remove every other noise which can clutter the decision making.
• Involve them in small, small daily decision making e.g. tell her to create vegetable shopping list for the week. Try to understand how she is arriving at the decision.
• Take their opinions in slightly bigger decisions also e.g. planning for vacation. Observe the approach she is taking.
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.