Soft Skills for Kids
Soft skills will help your kid become a confident individual, and an employable and valued member of society. You’re probably wondering how we can make this happen (without turning into demanding parents). It’s easier than you think!
Children and Intelligent Stimulation
Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) for children is not concerned with one-size-fits all; rather it is deals with finding flexible strategies to suit individual children and their various needs. Children are often fine until they go to school for the first time and find they are in a system that works to the lowest common denominator which is being taught by people who have little or no experience of life except their own education.
Emotional Intelligence (EI) allows kids to act on feelings in an effective way. This key ability can help kids who learn and think differently work through their challenges. Learn ways to help your child build EI. Teach your kid to be open to expressing his emotions, making the home a safe environment for it. Let him be okay with letting you know that he wants to cry or he is angry with something. Communication is the first step in resolving any situation.
As a parent, it’s never easy to hear your child express negative thoughts or to see her wallow in feelings like self-doubt, sadness, or anger. Unfortunately, science says it’s natural for people to dwell more on negative thoughts than on positive ones, and this can be even more true for children. This negativity is usually driven by fear, doubt, or shame, which produce stress chemicals in the brain. But as parents, there’s plenty we can do to help our children develop a more positive attitude about themselves and their world.
Confidence is not something that can be learned like a set of rules; confidence is a state of mind. Positive thinking, practice, training, knowledge and talking to other people are all useful ways to help improve or boost your confidence levels. Confidence comes from feelings of well-being, acceptance of your body and mind (your self-esteem) and belief in your own ability, skills and experience. Confidence is an attribute that most people would like to possess.
Self-esteem allows people to face life with more confidence, benevolence and optimism, and thus easily reach their goals and self-actualize. It allows oneself to be more ambitious, but not with respect to possessions or success, but with respect to what one can experience emotionally, creatively and spiritually. To develop self-esteem is to widen the capacity to be happy; self-esteem allows people to be convinced they deserve happiness.
Psychometric tests include personality profiles, reasoning tests, motivation questionnaires, and ability assessments. These tests try to provide objective data for otherwise subjective measurements. Psychometric tests can measure interests, personality, and aptitude. Interest tests measure how people differ in their motivation, values, and opinions in relation to their interests. Personality tests measure how people differ in their style or manner of doing things, and in the way they interact with their environment and other people.
While many are getting educated in India, students in villages often lack soft skills required to be successful in their profession and job. Unfortunately, these soft skills are not taught in schools and colleges. Personality development holds a key role in person's ability to succeed in whatever career one chooses to take. Effective development of personality will help build stronger relationship and positive attitude towards life and ultimately will dictate success not only in one's career.
Many students complain that they can’t remember necessary material. They say they understand the content when they read it, but can’t recall it later. There is a difference between understanding and remembering. You may understand all the systems of the human body (they make sense when you read about them), but that doesn’t mean you’ll be able to recall the necessary terms. Fortunately there are memory techniques and strategies for you to use. Some will be more useful for some subjects and content than others.
Time Management is a way to balance your hours of rest, work and leisure. Whether you realize it or not, you’re always making time management decisions. Every day, you decide when to sleep in, go to class, study, go to the library, go to the gym or chat online. And these decisions play a role in your personal time management strategies.
Speed reading skills, such as eliminating subvocalization (the tendency to sound out the words in your head or out loud), allow you to process new information faster than average. An immediate implication is that you can stay ahead of new developments, changes, and possible breakthroughs in your field thanks to your ability to read faster. Speed reading thus lets you keep your edge, no matter how stiff the competition. The professional sphere is a highly competitive one; we’re constantly competing against each other for promotion, status, and better pay.
A mind map is a kind of framework. It is a way of helping you to organize, visualize and summarize. Its purpose is to give you a better way to store information on one page. Many topics can be studied and revised easier and more meaningfully by making a mind map. Many people find that visual elements help them retain information better in their studies, if you’re one of them, we recommend using mind maps. Mind maps can be made by hand or by using a special program on the computer and are used to: take notes in class, find main ideas, revise for the exam, and brainstorm ideas.
Active listening, reading comprehension, note taking, stress management, time management, testing taking, and memorization are only a few of the topics addressed in our study skills guides for students. If you'll take the time to learn and apply the study skills concepts and principles taught in our guides you'll not only improve your performance in school but also your ability to learn in general -- and that will benefit you the rest of your life! Whether you're a freshman in college looking to get ahead, a teacher seeking study skills resources for your pupils, or a high school student just trying to survive, you'll find the study skills guides, tutorials, and resources you need right below.
Wheel of Life
The Wheel of Life helps children and young people (and adults) to reflect on how they feel about different areas of their life. This interactive programme supports you to identify what is going well for you, as well as aspects of your life that could be improved to achieve a healthy and positive balance. The Wheel of Life is designed to increase one’s awareness of what is working and what isn’t so that GOALS can be set. This helps to improve overall happiness and life satisfaction. You can review your Wheel of Life as often as you like and use it as a helpful tool to monitor your progress.