Why are Essential Skills Important for My Child’s Future

There is always more than meets the eye when raising children and walking with them through the highs and lows of life. As trends and culture change over time, it is quite a challenge to keep up with what preoccupies our children’s thoughts, what they get exposed to and how we can healthily nurture them into mature adults.  
Essential skills come in handy in helping children navigate the plethora of challenges they face today. In our article, Which Essential Skills are Key for My Child’s Success?’, we explore a comprehensive list of essential skills to take into account for your child’s holistic growth.  
Every one of those skills listed play an integral and intertwined role in facing the challenges of our constantly changing world. Here are some of the challenges that young children face today: 

Digital Over-exposure

  • Increased risk to cyberbullying. 
  • Exposure to information overload. 
  • Decreased attention span. 
  • Addiction to gadgets and need to constantly be entertained. 
  • Possible exposure to child-trafficking/ child predators online. 
  • Over-exposure to social media can lead to self-image/ body image issues and having a constant sense of comparison. 

Mental Health Challenges

  • Inability to express themselves or seek out help. 
  • Turn to drastic solutions (such as suicide or self-harm) to resolve facing challenges. 
  • Self-diagnosis with information overload on mental health available online leading to further negative decision making. 

Navigating the Pressures of School and the Wolrd

  • The young generation face constant news on political instability, environmental issues, health and pandemic challenges, crime and other topics that concerns navigating life delicately. Making sense of our world in a healthy way can be challenging even for an adult, what more a young person. 
  • In the classroom, your child will face the expected pressures of schoolwork, having to learn new skills, acquire new knowledge and be well-rounded as a student. If your child has learning disabilities or challenges in certain academic areas, this may pose additional setbacks for them. 
It is clear as day that our children of today are in need of the right support to help them navigate the many challenges of life. Holistic skill development is vital to thrive in a world where digital fluency is just as important as knowing how to read or finding the square root of 4,782.  
Where Do I Find Programs to Equip My Child?
Joyous designs every of our program using the 5S Education Framework. This unique approach forms the foundation of our skills programs which equip children with the tools they need to face the challenges of today and the future.
Our Skill School Programs include: 
With Joyous, your child will be empowered with the essential skills they need to live life confidently, and joyfully!
Contact +60106609459 today to get your child started with Joyous.