There are so many things that children need to learn to ensure they grow up as balanced, aware individuals.
Where do you start? How do you teach skills such as these?
We learn through experience and life certainly provides us with plenty of that. Mixing with others provides them with the opportunity to develop their skills in managing anger and showing empathy and using coping mechanisms.
We as parents can also provide opportunities to develop these skills. Sometimes we may need to intervene and guide our children in the right direction. For example thinking before speaking or acting can take some practice and guidance can often be needed when learning what to tell an adult and what they should deal with themselves.
Check out this poster from Pathway2success which shows many of the skills our children need to learn. How many have you had conversations about? Probably a fair few!😊