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Lifeskills

13,999.00

30 Sessions

In everyday life the need for life skills is crucial. Lifeskills equip the child with a set of tools through which they reflect on themselves and their behavior. This then enables the child to understand themselves and act in the context of the people and the world around them. Lifeskills help the child grow to become sensible and responsible adults.

Intrapersonal Skills

  • To understand what it means to be aware of one’s thoughts and feelings/ emotions
  • To practice self-awareness by developing habits of checking in with oneself regularly
  • To develop one’s emotional vocabulary to be able to better understand one’s feelings/ emotions and also to communicate them in a better way
  • To learn to recognize an emotion or a set of emotions and understand different ways of managing them productively
  • To develop and regularly practice habits that help manage the basic emotions of anger and fear in productive ways
  • To understand the idea of mindfulness and its importance for self-care
  • To develop and regularly practice and simple mindfulness exercises to increase focus and attention
  • To use mindfulness practices to become more aware of one’s strengths and areas for improvement

 

Interpersonal Skills

  • To understand and explore the art of listening and why it is beneficial for oneself and others
  • To mindfully develop and practice habits of patience and listening to others during interactions 
  • To understand what empathy is by participating in role-playing and other activities
  • To realize the benefits of empathy for oneself and the other and explore ways of being empathetic with immediate community members
  • To develop an empathetic vocabulary and use it in appropriate situations
  • To be able to use appropriate words to express one’s thoughts and feelings in school, family groups, peer groups, and immediate social groups.
  • To develop practices that help in improving one’s vocabulary for daily interactions
  • To learn to speak up when a situation demands, especially when one is feeling uncomfortable/ unpleasant
  • To realize and understand that all interactions are a two-way path – one cannot receive unless one is ready to give as well
  • To understand the importance of being able to speak freely and giving others a chance to speak freely as well, without judgments
  • To understand the concepts of ethos, pathos, and logos and explore how each is used

 

Problem Solving Skills

  • To understand the idea of brainstorming and its benefits
  • To regularly practice brainstorming about different topics with peer groups and develop a sense of comfort and confidence to share one’s ideas
  • To practice brainstorming as an activity without any judgments or assumptions – to understand that there are no right or wrong ideas; all ideas are important
  • To explore researching as another tool for problem-solving
  • To understand what it means to research and gather useful and reliable information
  • To practice research as a tool to generate ideas 
  • To understand what an analogy is and how it can be a useful tool for problem-solving
  • To practice and explore analogies of one’s own to arrive at ideas to tackle a given situation

 

Creative Thinking Skills

  • To understand the concept of open-mindedness and how it applies to every aspect of our life
  • To relate the idea of being open-minded to one’s own experiences and sharing them
  • To explore open-mindedness as a tool that enables one to come up with creative ideas and solutions
  • To develop and practice simple habits that help us keep our horizons wide open
  • To understand the concept of lateral thinking and relate it to open-mindedness
  • To explore how this is beneficial to oneself and others
  • To explore different situations using lateral thinking as a tool

 

Social and Civic Skills

  • To develop an awareness of how we live in a community and have certain duties and responsibilities towards our community
  • To understand and relate to the idea of environmental awareness
  • To explore and come up with a few ways of ensuring that one contributes towards keeping their immediate environments clean
  • To understand and relate to the concept of citizenship
  • To become aware of simple things one can do as a child to be a responsible citizen
  • To relate environmental awareness to citizenship

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