What Practical Life & Social Skills Do You Teach By Example?


What Practical Life & Social Skills Do You Teach By Example?

First off you need to acknowledge that your actions and deeds are always on view and your kids, and every kid looks to you and the examples you present are important. It is your responsibility to support and teach children not only to survive in society but to thrive as well. Practical skills that you represent by example and which ones do you value and how do you present them to the younger generation?

It is critical that people learn how to communicate effectively with one another, both verbally and through the written word. The examples you set by being truthful, your word means everything, be of a sound mind and always mind your manners. Another important skill set is the formation and maintenance or relationships. The ability to form and maintain relationships affects every aspect of our lives.

That adage which reads handle others as you would want to be handle still holds true today. There is no such thing as being too polite, too kind or too reliable. As important as your words are, actions are even more important. Compromise is essential; you don’t always have to be right. It is more fun to give than to receive. Love people for their faults as well as their strengths. Having financial skills are imperative as money is a necessary part of life. Understand the value of money, know how to budget and live within that budget.

Remember we are speaking about how you use these skills in your everyday life. The tips and tools given should fit your persona. How about simple daily living skills/concepts, they are important and should not be overlooked or undervalued. You want children to be able to understand that math and science are paramount and that history is not dull. You can learn from others mistakes and triumphs. Day to day living know how to do the wash, hem your clothes, sew on a button and iron a garment and how to make healthy food.


The philosophical lessons are essential and can have an effect on your happiness; you want children to understand the following. Thoughts are very powerful, enjoy what you have and always do your best. It is OK to be wrong, and that is one of the best ways that we learn. If something looks to good to be true, it probably is just that to good to be true. Value and nurture your creativity enjoy your quiet time and take the time to rejuvenate. Religious and spiritual lessons are crucial to your development and are very personal and family driven becoming a foundation to spring from with your beliefs.

How you incorporate these life and social skills into your lifestyle will be a representation of how you lead by example. It will never be just about you, every move and action that you do will be a model that those around you will see, the question you ask yourself is what do you want people especially children to witness? Take a look at his different styles of learning and see which one fits you best.

Visual/Spatial – Learn bet through pictures and images

Aural/Auditory – Learn best through sound and music

Verbal/Linguistic Learn best through words, verbal and written

Physical/Kinesthetic – Learn best through experience & rely on the sense of touch

Logical/Mathematical – Learn best through logic and reasoning

Social/Interpersonal – Learn best through social interaction

Solitary/Intrapersonal – Learn best through self-study

What we know today is this, there is no fool-proof way to teach; there are several methods and styles to model, and the decision will be your choice. The seven primary learning styles are listed, and you can fit and blend several to your way of learning and teaching for yourself and others.

Until the next time, take good care and be well.


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