School life has been the best for all of us. Those were the days when we made friends who are still in our lives and are the best ones. Many of us spent our school days thinking when to get out of it and walk into the real life. There are also many things which our schools have not taught us. Teaching the child some life lessons is very important.
1. Self Defense
Every child should know the basic techniques of self-defense. There are a lot of dangerous people in the world outside school and one day maybe the child may be harmed. For such things not to happen, schools should teach the children how to protect themselves. To stay safe, it is important to know the basics. The ability to protect the child in the world outside will make him/her confident, happy and they will live a successful life.
Schools really need to teach the art and discipline to the children on how to have a unique internet identity. Facebook is a common social networking site but to grow in life we need to have a strong professional identity. Keeping you appearance as a professional on professional networking sites will make potential employers recognize your personality as a mature person.
This is the process of looking at yourself and acknowledging what you are truly good at. Also keeping in mind what you are not good at. It takes time and practice to know what you really excel in. It can be challenging at times and only a few people can truly do it.
This is a major area and aspect of life. Conversing with coworkers, bosses, loved ones, dates, friends, spouses, neighbors, acquaintances all require certain social norms and boundaries to be observed whether it’s face to face, by email, social media, and telephone. The generation today has been called the silent generation, due to communicating a lot via mediums that do not require actually speaking to anyone, such as texting, social media messages and email. In so doing, their personal communication skills are being interfered with. The outcome of this can lead to social isolation and not learning from the common lot and potentially become a barrier to rewarding careers and the full enjoyment of relationships.
5. Learning from Failure
Some teachers make it a point to handle the student when he has faced failure. The school does not want the student to fail. This is a good thing that the school is working hard on the students so that they perform the best, but the fact is that at some point in their lives, everybody will fail. Understanding what went wrong and why something didn’t turn out as planned can help you to curb your lifestyle so that it never happens again. It can and will turn you into a stronger, more successful person.
6. Time Management
We as students are aware that time once gone never comes back. While writing the exam we had a maximum of 3 hours to complete it and if we could not do it, we would either fail or get average marks. Schools don’t really teach the students how to manage their time effectively. An effective way to manage your time is to figure out what requires more priority.
7. First Aid
This should be taught in every school and to every student irrespective of their age. Up-to-the-minute emergency reaction and first aid teaching in schools can go a long way to helping someone out if a serious situation occurs in the future. Accidents can happen at just about any time, and being equipped with the knowledge of first response is important to the health and potentially to the life of yourself and loved ones. In extreme events, this knowledge could mean the difference between life and death.
8. Health Care
Schools will host workshops and activity days where various society health representatives will totter from classroom to classroom. Students need to be taught at least the basic initials facts about getting and maintaining healthcare, which can be a confusing process to an expensive and ever-changing system.
The importance of handling money responsibly is obviously valuable. The students need to be taught how to spent money wisely and on things that matter. Working hard at school = Better grades = Better prospects = More money. But money isn’t happiness. You need to work hard to have money. And in that hard work phase, we may forget our family life. Money can be toxic if handled in the wrong way and has the ability to bring out the worst in people who are unable to separate it from joy.
School will encourage you to work hard and improve your academic performance, but what it does not teach is the ability to balance your life so that you achieve high levels of gratification in every aspect. Spending a quiet family time, to working hard, to have joyful evenings with your friends. Managing your time well will allow you to make sure the things that ought to come first do indeed come first, and not at the expense of anything else.