Being a parent is one of the most difficult jobs in the entire world. You have to be there for them all the time they need you. As a parent, it is your duty to make sure that your child learns the most important things in life.
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If you want your child to be responsible and great, here are 15 life skills you must teach him.
1. How to turn down request politely:
As a parent, it is your duty to teach your child how to turn down request from people politely, and not necessarily making it a problem.
2. How and when to apologise:
Your child should know when he or she has to apologise. Saying sorry can help heal a lot of wounds and save face.
3. How to deal with body stress:
Every now and then, your child would become stressed out as a result of chores and other stuffs he might engage himself in, it is your duty as a parent to teach that child how he can manage the stress effectively.
4. How to behave themselves when alone:
This is one of the most task last of it all. Your child should learn how to behave himself when he is a alone. If he can get this right, he would not have problem growing up without the comfort of your arms.
5. How to believe in themselves:
This is the first step in all of them. Believing in oneself is key to becoming great in life. If your child must become responsible in life, he must learn how to believe in himself.
6. How to set up long term goal for themselves:
Your child should learn at a very young age the importance of setting long term goals and working towards achieving them.
7. How to effectively associate with others:
Most kids have problem associating with people during their childhood. This in turn affects them when they grow old and need to associate with others.
8. How to make and associate with new friends:
This is another important life skill we can not ignore at all. It is your duty to teach your child. How to make new friends.
9. How to keep to time and work within timeframe:
A man that works within the confines of a time schedule is a man destined for great things. Time itself is wealth and if your child must harness it’s power, he has to learn how to work Withing the confines of a time limit.
10. How to develop good saving culture:
As long as he knows how to count money already, he needs to start learning how to save.
11. How to work alongside a given budget:
Your child must learn how to work with a budget. If it is N20 he has, you have to teach him how to spend withing that budget.
12. How to take care of their body:
No matter how little he is, as long as your child can handle a body sponge and other tools, he should start learning how to take care of his body.
13. How to take care of their properties:
Every child out there should learn how to protect their properties, no matter how young he or she may be. It is an important life skill we can’t do without.
14. How to show gratitude:
When you show gratitude to people, they tend to do more for you. As a parent, you have to teach your child the importance of showing gratitude.
15. How to deal with rejection:
People get rejected every now and then, it is the ability to overcome that matters. It is your duty as a parent to teach your child how to handle rejections unless they end up breaking down.