LIFE SKILLS IN EDUCATION CURRICULUM
It's the season of results, and we are sure you are browsing through newspapers that are full of acknowledgement for children that have scored nothing but above 90%. What a well-deserved glory!
As we celebrate with the elated top rankers, a question may arise, what about the ones who haven't? Do we equally cheer the ones who are not amongst the top scorers or perhaps have scored below 50%? Academic competition is one of the primary reasons for children to succumb to depression, or worst, suicide.
How do we ensure that the children don't lose themselves in this battle? One of the ways is by introducing life skills education in school curriculums. Let's know how life skills education changes the way we look at education?
It's time to have mentally healthy children at school
The new-age schooling demands children to raise their efficiency in every subject. And naturally, this comes with its share of high-level stress. But wouldn'it be interesting if the schools also train children to cope with the stress in a positive manner? Teaching life skills at school can be an excellent way to ensure that the education system maintains a fine balance between maintaining studies and coping skills for the children.
Self-awareness-aid in grasping any subject
Every child holds unique potential. This may also mean that excelling in every subject may not be everyone's strength. However, due to peer pressure, at times, they feel left out and their self-esteem is hampered. Through life skills education, schools can educate children to be self-aware. Self-awareness helps children know personal strength and work with them. It also keeps children optimistic through emotional upheavals
How about raising EQ along with IQ?
The schools are highly focused on doing their best at raising children's intelligence quotient, and why not? Today's times demand to be a step ahead in everything. However, with this comes the challenge of high competition, timely wins and losses. Such emotional roller-coasters are easily dealt with life skills. A child becomes emotionally resilient and of course, naturally happier.
Imbibing values at an early age
Children's outlook towards life greatly depends on what they are taught in their school. Imbibing important life values such as care, compassion and respect form a central ground for raising kids in life skills education. These values also work on children's interpersonal skills and ensure that they form meaningful friendships with others. Along with this, kids form a special bond with their teachers and as a result, children are happier to come to school.
Inspiring positive parenting
Life skills education can create a positive impact even on parenting. When children learn the skills of good communication, good behaviour and self-awareness, parents understand their children and their needs better. This creates a happier and more peaceful environment at home while building a beautiful relationship between them.
Knowing so many benefits of life skills education on children, parents and society, it would be a brilliant idea to make it a part of the school syllabus. This will aid the raising of responsible and credible citizens of tomorrow.
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