“Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know myself, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms”. – Kahlil Gibran
If a child is trained to identify likings, disliking, strength, weakness the choices she makes are likely to be well-balanced. It’s irony but true that many adults are not aware of themselves even at an advanced age.
• Ask your child to write down or discuss what are the things she liked , hated, made her laugh or sad etc. This practice early on develops the habit of self-reflection leading to better self-awareness.
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.