Life Skills are psychosocial competences which enable an individual develop adaptive and positive behaviour so as to deal effectively with challenges and demands of everyday life. The development of Life Skills is a life long process that starts in early childhood and continues throughout ones life.
Those skills that deal mainly with the mental functions and processes, such as the problem-solving skills. Social Those skills that deal with one’s interaction with self, others and the environment.
Life Skills Education is the study of abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and the challenges of everyday life.
Challenges facing the youth
1.Psychological e.g. preparing for examinations, peer pressure, etc.
2.Social e.g. peer pressure, inter-relationships, etc.
3.Economic e.g. lack of resources (such as finance, basic necessities), excessive resources.
4.Emotional e.g. anger management, hormonal influences, etc.
5.Spiritual e.g. exposure to conflicting religious beliefs.
IMPORTANCE OF ATTENDING THE LIFE SKILLS WORKSHOP
Life skills can include the ability to manage your emotions, your health, your finances, your relationships, your school performance, etc. –and your ability to master these things has a direct impact on how you feel about yourself, your emotional balance, your physical health and your independence. Having a handle on some basic life skills can also protect you from dealing with mental health challenges or make dealing with mental health issues more manageable. Read on for some simple skills that you can learn and use every day.
CATEGORY 1: SKILLS OF KNOWING AND LIVING WITH ONESELF
Coping with emotions
Coping with stress
CATEGORY 2: SKILLS OF KNOWING AND LIVING WITH OTHERS
Conflict resolution and negotiation
Peer pressure resistance
CATEGORY 3: SKILLS OF EFFECTIVE DECISION MAKING