Five Life Skills Your Children Should Know by High School

"Life skills" are defined as psychosocial abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life. [1]

Here are five your children should know by high school:

1) Wake Up On Time

Right now you’re the “alarm clock” but will you be able to do the same when your children are staying at a hostel or working? Getting your children used to waking up on time and without help is an essential life skill. Good thing school starts at the same time every day!

2) Make A Meal

Ordering in or eating out is the way to go whenever your children don’t have you to prepare food for them. Once in a while, a treat is good but nothing is better than wholesome, home-made food. Start by getting your children involved in the small things such as boiling water for tea and slowly build it up so your children can independently prepare a nutritious meal for themselves.

3) Taking Care Of The Younger Family Members

This is something that just cannot be ignored as being responsible starts at home. Taking care of the younger brother or sister, cousins or the neighbour’s children is a start at being able to be responsible for oneself and people who depend on you - something very much needed for the real world, even if it’s for an hour.

4) Set & Stick To A Schedule

One of the most important life skills your child has to develop is to handle school, tuitions, sports, a social life and responsibilities at home without burning out at the end of the day. Learning how to manage time early on will help your child step into adulthood ready to take on challenges.

5) Get Good At Using A PC

As a digital parent, you know that there’s no escaping technology. Be it at home or school - one of your child’s first learning gadget is the PC. With time and practice, your child will figure how to make the most of whether it is for studying, picking up a new hobby and even their entertainment.

Without a doubt, 2018 is the year of the PC!

Dell Aarambh
  • Aarambh is a pan-India PC for Education initiative engineered to enhance learning using the power of technology; it is designed to help parents, teachers and children find firm footing in Digital India. This initiative seeks to connect parents, teachers and students and provide them the necessary training so that they can better utilise the PC for learning, both at school and at home.