Blog

8 Life Skills Your Child Should Have Before High School

Posted by Steve Robertson on May 22, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Portrait of a happy young woman sitting on the city stairs and using laptop computer outdoors.jpeg

High school is indeed a time that demands a lot of independence. In these four years, students will have to balance homework, extracurricular activities, social lives, and even part-time jobs or college applications. What's more, high schoolers' peer groups can be very influential, so a child's autonomy becomes even more important.

It’s critical that students have practical skills for coping with — and tackling — these concerns before their freshman year. They need to be independent decision makers who are confident and adaptable.

Here are eight life skills that will help your children succeed in high school:

1. Sociability

Kids should be able to converse with and show respect for everyone and be comfortable in any person's company — younger children, older children, and adults. They should learn the importance of manners, a firm handshake, and making eye contact. Encouraging them to talk to people in the community (for instance, a sales clerk on a grocery store trip) can help your children step out of their comfort zone and exercise these capabilities. These skills will make your children more comfortable in networking situations and beyond.

...For more on this article visit the original article here!

New Call-to-action

Topics: High School Summer Programs, Generation Z



Share With Friends!

   

HOWZIT?

If you’ve met Julian, he’s probably asked you “howzit?” A friendly, South African greeting meaning hello, how are you, what are you up to? On our blog, we’ll share how we’re doing and hope you’ll do the same. So…howzit? 

What you can read about in our blog:

  • Stories and advice from previous JKCP campers
  • Tips and tricks from our industry professionals
  • News, updates, and discounts 

Follow Us:

Follow Us On Facebook Follow Us On Twitter Follow Us On Instagram Follow Us on Youtube

New Call-to-action