Should our educational system include a life-skills lesson?

Education these days is mostly concentrating on academics and sports while life skills are equally important and should be a priority at schools. Life skills is a very wide subject to teach by books. But when taught as topics amongst the regular curriculum it can be easy to teach and understand the students. Here a few life skills lessons a school can teach:

  1. Positive thinking skills
  2. Awareness about addiction
  3. Sexual awareness
  4. Cognitive behavior
  5. Money management
  6. Violence prevention such as bullying etc.
  7. Safety measurements such as fire safety and water safety.

Talking about society and happenings around to the children at schools can help imbibe life skills in the young ones. There are many things, parents cannot teach at home and though they are not part of academics, the educational system should include a life skill lesson which can be helpful in shaping a good adult. Humanity and law should be in synchronization while teaching the young minds. Life skills can not only help defend themselves but also understand responsibilities in the right manner. When addiction is taught as a life skill the chances of getting drugged and indulging in gambling can be reduced and also help them have a better career. Educational prospects of concern towards the society make a good institution also. Teaching sex to younger minds is no guilt. As they grow, their body grows and so is the reproductive organ. Hence, sex education as a life skill can be a vital part of academics. This not only nurtures the young minds but also helps reduce unwanted incidences at school which may turn tragic as well as incur losses.

An all-rounder is made with education about academics, sports, life skills and management.

Questions To Ask Someone Who Is Grieving

Everyone grieves. It is a human emotion and when there is an irrevocable loss, there is nothing much one can do. It is at this time that a person’s friends and family come to their aid and help them cope up with the situation.

When your friend is grieving over a loss, their family is there is to support. As a friend you have a bigger responsibility than just giving them a hug and telling it will be ok. Friends have to help a person cheer up. The family is also affected by this loss and hence will be grieving. A friend can sport a smile and help a person cope up and come out of that situation.

Question And Answer Session

A round of funny questions with equally funny and unexpected answers can really cheer up a person. It is not just the questions directed at the affected party, but it is the questions to others and answers given by them too, that makes a person laugh.

A group of friends can get together and have this fun filled session. Here are a few Funny questions to play with your friends:

  1. Who was your first teacher crush and what was about them, which attracted you? (Ask your friends to give a detailed description and this can be a good entertainment for a few minutes)
  2. When was the first time you lied about something at home, to your teacher? What was the actual cause? (This can range from “my dog ate my homework to my uncle’s grandma passed away stories)
  3. When was the first time you got busted by your parents for doing something behind their back? Explain the entire scenario.
  4. Who was your boyfriend/ girlfriend in kindergarten and how is the relationship now?
  5. Which friend’s girlfriend/ boyfriend did you have a crush on?

These questions are light hearted, reveals a lot of embarrassing details that other friends can pull one’s leg about and can easily help your grieving friend forget the grief for a while and actually enjoy.