3 Practical Life Skills Kids Should Learn at Every Age
As parents, most of us are guilty of pampering our kids even when we shouldn’t—just because they’re too adorable. Doing things for them, watching them laugh and play, it all makes us feel happy and accomplished. However, amidst all the love, we often forget that they need to learn to handle certain situations on their own. You have work to do and a home to look after; you cannot be there for them everywhere and all the time.
Teaching important life skills to your kids while they’re still young shapes their personalities in a positive direction. Ahead, we’ve covered 4 things that your kid must learn to grow into an independent, confident and better human being.
Making Decisions Under Pressure
Let your children choose their own clothes. It won’t mean that you’ve lost control over them; it’ll help them make decisions for themselves when you’re not around. Deliberately put them in situations where they have to pick an option.
Whether they want to have chocolate or vanilla ice-cream?
Whether they should go with red socks or white socks?
Whether they want to play outside or read a book?
Give them more and more chances to decide for themselves. If they end up making a wrong decision, let them experience the consequences, and help them learn from them. You should act as their guide, while they weigh the pros and cons of their actions and find their own right path.
Health Above All
There is no particular age to teach your kids about the importance of good hygiene. It’s not like we don’t tell them to brush their teeth, make their hair, organize their bed, and change their underwear every day. But it’s true that most of us don’t tell them why they need to do it. Why is cleanliness so important for their well-being? How will it affect them, if they don’t take care of their hygiene?
While you preach about good hygiene habits to your good, also tell them how their health can deteriorate in the long run if they leave those habits at any point in life.
Preparing Meals, and Cleaning Dishes
While you prepare meals, ask them to join you in. Let them whisk the ingredients while you bake muffins. Let them make light meals for themselves that don’t involve using stove, such as sandwiches and easy to make burgers.
Also, teach them to collect their dishes from the table after finishing their meal, washing them, and putting them back in their place after drying. Create chore charts for your kids according to their ages and explain the details of each task. This way they’ll get used to following basic routine chores and you won’t have to remind them for doing a task every time.
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