LIFE SKILLS are abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable humans to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of life. The concept is also called psychosocial competency. The subject varies greatly depending on social norms and community expectations but skills that functions for well-being and aid individuals to develop into active and productive members of their communities are considered as life skills.
* 1 Enumeration and categorization
* 1.1 Life skills
* 2 Parenting: a venue of life skills nourishment * 3 Models: behavior prevention vs. positive development * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 Further reading
ENUMERATION AND CATEGORIZATION
Life skills curricula designed for K-12 often emphasize communications and practical skills needed for successful independent living as well as for developmental-disabilities/special-education students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP).
PARENTING: A VENUE OF LIFE SKILLS NOURISHMENT
Life skills are often taught in the domain of parenting , either indirectly through the observation and experience of the child, or directly with the purpose of teaching a specific skill. Parenting itself can be considered as a set of life skills which can be taught or comes natural to a person. Educating a person in skills for dealing with pregnancy and parenting can also coincide with additional life skills development for the child and enable the parents to guide their children in adulthood.
Many life skills programs are offered when traditional family
structures and healthy relationships have broken down, whether due to
parental lapses, divorce or due to issues with the children (such as
substance abuse or other risky behavior). For example, the
International Labour Organization
MODELS: BEHAVIOR PREVENTION VS. POSITIVE DEVELOPMENT
While certain life skills programs focus on teaching the prevention
of certain behaviors, they can be relatively ineffective. Based upon
their research, the Family and Youth Services Bureau, a division of
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
* ^ Life Skills Education for Children and Adolescents in Schools,
World Health Organization , 1997
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* ^ "Global evaluation of life skills education programmes" (PDF).
http://www.unicef.org (Evaluation Report). New York: United Nations
Children’s Fund. August 2012. p. 9. Retrieved 2014-09-02. While
there has been convergence on what the broad groups of core
psychosocial skills might be, there is no definitive list or
categorization of the skills involved and how they might relate to one
another. External link in website= (help )
* ^ http://casel.org/why-it-matters/what-is-sel/skills-competencies
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