Top 5 Life Skills to Teach Children

Here are the top five life skills to teach children:

  1. Food/Cooking Skills
  2. Budgeting/Money Skills
  3. Dressing Skills
  4. Social Skills and Manners
  5. Behavioral Skills

 

Positive Asset Building

Focusing on positive asset building is a critical focus of positive youth development.

All young people need the same types of positive resources:
-Caring, Respectful Relationships
-High, Clear and Fair Expectations
-Meaningful Opportunities to Participate and Contribute

Consider how you can provide these experiences this week in your school, program, and agencies.

Family Boundaries

Does your family have a clear set of rules and consequences? Do you implement them consistently? Parenting can be exhausting but staying on top of your child’s whereabouts is essential to make sure your kids don’t cross the boundaries you’ve set. If they do you can jump in quickly and implement consequences and reminders towards the families goals.

In this week’s motivational message I address pushing past fear and starting before your ready. This requires quite a bit of courage but I know you’ve got it!

This would be a great video to share with your group of colleagues or with a friend who could use a little boost of encouragement this week.