Is your child equipped to face the real world?
Have you ever wondered how independent your child really is? Is he/she able to manage her/himself when you leave them alone for a while? Is your child good at conversing with people and has basic mannerisms?
Some people might be wondering whether or not these skills are helpful for a person to acquire, and if at all they are then why should their child have these skills? Are these important to have in life and what can JBM GLOBAL SCHOOL, Best School in Noida offers them in this regard?
First of all, these skills are a must-have artefact in life. When children grow they eventually develop such life skills but it takes a lot of time and effort to develop these, and in this process, many of them face a challenge in coping up with the real world.
The sad reality of education in India is that it does not broaden the horizons of children. It is marks oriented and thus children focus more on crude memorization of formulae or concepts to achieve marks in an exam rather than learning and understanding the application of concepts in real life.
Their so-called “knowledge” reduces to the memorization of a textbook. This renders their creative abilities and capabilities. At JBM, best CBSE school in Noida we are there to give them the push to sink into deep concepts and explain real-life applications with crazy visualizations of the toughest concepts to make them understand better, give them room to innovate and discover with our experienced teachers who make learning a joyride.
We, at JBM, believe in experiential learning with high consideration of students’ doubts and participation in the class. Parents must also remember that knowledge is multidimensional i.e. it unfolds in a number of dimensions, one fold after the other.
Gaining access to knowledge and eventually, success demands a prerequisite of life skills. Children need to handle themselves on their own in the long run and they need to learn to take care of themselves.
Initially, staying alone or managing themselves might seem daunting to them but we as parents need to make them habitual of handling themselves, once they get a hang of it they can easily do so themselves. Life skills are little steps towards this long term goal. Now, the question arises- “ How do we start inculcating this habit in our children ?”.
There are some basic steps to do so. Learning basic self defense– In today’s world safety is the utmost priority and learning self defense makes your child independent and more confident. It is a must for your daughter as well as your son. You can’t always expect to be there whenever your child gets hurt or injures him/herself.
Thus, you should empower them by teaching them basic first aid and the way to handle oneself after an injury. Children are avid learners and you can make them learn quite easily the very basic and essential steps of first aid by showing them the contents of a first aid box which would develop their interest in it.
When our kids grow up they have to do all their work on their own and they are very likely to leave the house for pursuing their education or their career later in their life and they would have to do their laundry, do all household chores, manage their room etc. These were tasks that were automatically happening earlier and they never paid heed to such tasks. Most parents go around the house doing all these tasks for them. We must remember that in the long run, this will not be beneficial for them and we need to take initiative hereby urging our kids to try to perform these tasks on their own.
Be it taking their plate to the kitchen or making their school bag for the next day, children must try each and every task like these before it is too late. At JBM, school on Noida expressway we strive towards making our children self-reliant and we make them skilled enough to do all their work on their own.
Try to teach them basic budgeting and money handling. Give them a certain amount of pocket money every week or every two weeks. If they want to buy something expensive, ask them to save up their pocket money to buy it.
You can even lend them a helping hand by giving them a small chunk of money for every sum of money that they save for buying their favourite product. This training in basic budgeting and managing expenses may prove to be handy later in their life. Many children, especially males refrain from learning cooking. Children can cook too! Don’t u think?
Teach them how to cook. Start with simple things like a salad, peanut butter or jam sandwiches, tea and coffee. Children are usually quite fascinated by the art of cooking and they learn quite quickly, so starting off with these dishes would inculcate their interest in cooking.
Have them tear up greens, squeeze lemons and chop vegetables to make a salad, you can also get them to help you with baking, handing you ingredients when you cook and even cleaning the kitchen table or preparing for a new meal. Teach them the correct way of dining, this includes table manners and the like. At JBM- One of the best schools in Noida we have introduced culinary art for our students in which they showcase their prowess in cooking, they showcase their creativity by preparing a dish at par with a beautiful painting.
A painting with a delicious taste. Our teachers always encourage them to find happiness in these testing times through such ventures. Instilling the importance of the conservation of the environment within your children is the need of the hour. You can make your child love the planet even more by stressing the importance of environment conservation by making some lifestyle changes and by making your child take part in gardening and in growing plants.
Introduce them to trees as their friends, make them sow seeds and it should be their responsibility to water them daily. It would be a beautiful experience for a child to see a tree growing with him/her as he/she grows further in life.
The tree which they grew would give them shade and solace in testing times of their lives and will have a partner for their whole life. At JBM we lay emphasis on this idea by organizing coffee mornings, green-o-fest and give art integration projects related to wildlife conservation to increase student awareness towards environment conservation.
To conclude, we have to admit that developing life skills is important, so our kids have a brief idea of what they want to do in life and essentially keep in mind the kind of person they want to be.
We must provide education in such a way that they find entertainment and fun in all these skills and no matter how high they soar in life, they will always be a charming, lovable and humble person and a person who knows how to manage him/herself in life’s journey.