Stories on Life Skills
PRACTICAL EXAMPLES OF LIFE SKILLS
POSITIVE ATTITUDE: At a party, someone stained your child’s dress. At first, she was upset. But then she quickly bounced back.
CONSISTENCY: Your child goes to sleep at the same time, even on a day off.
CREATIVITY: Actively seeking out new ways of doing things and not being scared to improve and/or experiment. Finding a better way to do everyday things.
FINDING HAPPINESS IN THE SUCCESS OF OTHERS. Recognizing and praising others. When a friend succeeds by getting a good mark or reward, or winning a game, your child is happy for him.
FOCUS: When studying for a test, your child receives a phone call and she doesn’t stop to pick it up.
TEAMWORK: In basketball, everyone wants to shoot the ball because it will put him in the spotlight. When your child gets the ball, instead of shooting himself, he passes it to his friend since he is a better shooter.
CONFIDENCE: Your child has a clear goal what he wants to do. He is certain to get it, without a doubt.
TIME MANAGEMENT: Someone doesn’t wait until the last minute to study for a test. My child packs everything he needs for school a night before.
HUMILITY: The true test of humility is how you treat people under you: younger siblings, maids, etc.
NOT BEING LAZY: When your child comes from school, right away he does homework and then plays. He makes his bed in the morning, takes stairs instead of elevators.
COURAGE: Your daughter’s friend is saying mean things about another girl. She tells her to stop.
MANAGING MONEY: Parents got a child a nice phone. The newest phone came out on the market. He is not asking them to buy the newest model.
ORGANIZATION: Someone whose desk, room, and backpack are neat and organized.
ORIGINALITY: It’s your daughter’s friend’s birthday. Instead of buying her a gift, she makes one herself.
PERSEVERANCE: Your child is trying to lose weight and, even though she doesn’t see immediate results, she keeps eating healthy and exercising.
FLEXIBILITY: Easily adapting to new changes: moving to a new school; moving to a different country; changing to a new team.
SELF CONTROL: Your child brings a goody bag from school and doesn’t eat it all at once. He takes a little each day.
QUITTING BAD HABITS: Reduce time your child spends on a computer.
HONESTY: Your son and a friend were playing cards. When his friend went to the bathroom, he saw his cards by mistake and told him about it.
QUALITY TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY: At dinner time with family, the whole family joins in. All make sure to be positive. One time, during dinner, your son’s phone kept on ringing several times and he didn’t answer it.
OVERCOMING FEAR: Your child is afraid to go on a scary ride, but he is going on a scary ride in Six Flags to overcome his fears.
NOT BEING SHY: Asking questions, seeking advice. Your child doesn’t understand what the teacher said and raises his hand and asks to explain.
CLEAN LANGUAGE: Being careful not to use bad language
BEING ON TIME: To school, to class or doctor’s appointment.