ERIC Number: ED361116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Skills for Living: The Requirement of the 90s.
Kraizer, Sherryll Kerns
Children require a variety of skills to cope with the stresses of growth and development, including the ability to think independently, to make choices, to solve problems effectively, to communicate clearly, to develop and maintain high self-esteem, and to prevent injurious events. These life skills are best learned through curriculum-centered instruction from the pre-kindergarten through high school level, using an integrated developmental approach. The component areas of such a curriculum would address: (1) love; (2) trust; (3) choice; (4) managing perception; (5) language; (6) expectations; (7) anger; (8) guilt and shame; (9) learning to live in the present time; (10) success; (11) mistakes; (12) risk-taking; (13) responsibility; (14) community; and (15) laughter. Each of these areas of learning has a direct impact on the ways in which children pass into adolescence and adulthood. Early and consistent intervention, along with long-term follow-up care and evaluation, will prevent the development of negative patterns and low self-esteem in adolescence and adulthood. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Trust Fund of Texas, Austin.
Note: In: Critical Issues in Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect--Adolescent Parenting Life Skills for Children. Children's Trust Fund of Texas. Chapter 9, p131-139, 1990.