Life Skills Education: The Importance Of Life Skills Education

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Purpose
Life skills Education (LSE) has a long history of supporting child development and health promotion in many parts life skills education is based on the teaching of generic life skills and includes the practice of skills in relation to major health and social problems. Life skills lessons should be combined with health information, and may also be combined with other approaches, such as programmers designed to effect changes in environment and social factors which influence the health and development of young people. Life skills are psychosocial competence which enable and develop adaptive and positive behavior so as to deal effectively with challenges and demands everyday life. The development of life skills is a lifelong process that
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• Life skills help adolescents of transit successfully from childhood to adulthood by healthy development of social and emotional skill.
• It helps in the development of social competence and problem solving skills. Which in turn adolescents to from their own identity.
• It helps to weigh pros and cons of the situation, hence, act as a mediator to problem behavior
• It promotes positive social, norms that an impact the adolescent health services, schools and family.
• It helps adolescents to differentiate between hearing and listening and thus, ensuring less development misconceptions or miscommunications regarding issues such as drugs, alcoholism etc.
• It delays the onset of the abuse of tobacco, alcohol etc.
• It promotes the development of positive self-esteem and anger control.
IMPORTANCE AND BENEFITS OF LIFE SKILLS
• Helps in setting right goals
• Helps to develop personal identity and self-awareness
• It develops a sense of responsibility society
• Helps in social and emotional development
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LIFE SKILLS TO THE
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• Helps one to gain positive behavior, shapes personality and molds individuals
• Help one to manage emotions, manage money responsibly, eat healthy foods and avoid irresponsible sex
(3) CULTURAL BENEFITS
• Enable people to adopt and maintain meaningful culture practices and avoid practices that may put self and others at risk
• Promotes harmonious interaction between people of different cultures
• Helps in the clarification of values in the society
(4) ASSUMPTIONS IN LIFE SKILLS EDUCATION
• The learners are able to make rational decisions if they are equipped with adequate information’s, skills and desirable attitudes
• Life Skills Education is an effective intervention measures in responding to socio-cultural problems like: HIV and AIDS, drugs and substance abuse, school unrest among others.
• Life Skills Education responds to critical needs of the youth
• Life Skills are well developed when based on the learners real life experiences
• Development of life skills is a lifelong process that starts in early childhood and continues throughout one’s life.
(5) LIFE SKILLS EDUCATION AND

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