Teaching life skills to children with a view to strengthen their independence as well as build confidence is a very important part of childhood development. These life skills help children to be successful in all the spheres of life, be it personal, financial or various relationships that they come across. These life skills prepare children to be fully functioning individuals in the real and practical world.
The Boys and Girls Club of Central Texas focuses on many aspects of the life skills. These are:
Children at Boys and Girls Club of Central Texas are taught the importance of hygiene and are made to develop habit of washing hands after using bathroom or before every meal. They are also taught importance of other personal hygiene activities like brushing teeth and taking bath daily.
Most of the kids have no idea about the importance of money in their lives. It is very necessary to make them understand the difference between luxury and requirement. They should be encouraged to save money for their demands. This is how they will learn the importance of money in life. Boys and Girls Club of Central Texas help kids to understand importance of money management
Children should also learn the importance of time management in their lives. They have to understand that they should be in time for their appointments, school, extracurricular activities homework and social activities.
Every person experiences stress but one should know how to deal with it effectively. Effective stress management involves being patient, thinking positively and finding solutions. Bad stress management involves being destructive, impatient and throwing temper tantrums. Teaching stress management to children early in their life helps them to cope well with the problems of life.
Basic values should be inculcated in the child since the very beginning. He should be able to make sensible decisions to avoid various situations of stealing, lying, cheating etc.
Children are very friendly and trust easily on others and this often results in dangerous situations. Talking to children about what to do when such things happen can help them to tackle the situation. Role playing of such situations can also facilitate the learning by the children.
Children should be made aware of the skills to handle an emergency. Tell them to escape from the house or dial 911 if there is a fire or any other mishap. Such basic emergency handling skills are taught to children at Boys and Girls Club of Central Texas.
At Boys and Girls Club of Central Texas, we focus on the overall development of your child. To make your child a part of our different programs, please contact Ms Carol Dunn at 254-699-5808.
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