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What Skills Are You Teaching Your Kids ?

Post by UncleLim » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:03 pm

What Are You Teaching Your Kids ? Other than studying and exam skills....

Here is a list of what I hope my kids will understand early in life:

(1) The Maths of Compound Interests : So that they will not borrow too much and end up perpectually in debt.

(2) Always Read The Small Print (also known as There Is No Free Lunch): So that they will know all these marketing ploys, discounts, free gifts, lucky draws, sales are nothing but profit-making techniques.

(3) Give Way : In life, no need to always fight to win. Do good, give way, what goes around, comes around.

Any others to share ?

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Post by sleepy » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:21 pm

UncleLim wrote:What Are You Teaching Your Kids ? Other than studying and exam skills....
Any others to share ?

1. filial piety
2. empathy & compassion for the less fortunate
3. money sense

Oh, 1 & 2 probably should be categorised as values

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Post by daisyt » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:39 pm

1) To deal with different types of peoples in life
2) Not afraid to accept new challenges and do them well
3) Nothing is more important than family

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Post by schellen » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:47 pm

1. Be able to stand up for yourself
2. Tact (this one needs slow nurturing, difficult to teach)
3. Diplomacy (DD1 alr picked up this skill long ago when she realised that she could behave differently when with PILs, my parents and her own parents. :roll: )

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Post by mummyjoyce » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:52 pm

Looks can be deceiving
Street smart – in term of working and delivering
Listening skill
No matter what happen, family is always there for you

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Post by jedamum » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:54 pm

in no particular order, on top of what some of you have already stated,
(1) know what to say (not to say) at the right time
(2) know that sometimes he has to do things because it is the right thing to do even if he does not like to or want to
(3) learning to say 'No' in the face of negative peer pressure and respecting others who said 'No'

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Post by rocklee » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:10 pm

1.Learn to handle failures
2. Learn to take pressure
3. Learn to manage own emotions
4. Learn to stand up for himself if he thinks he's right
5. Learn to forgive

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Post by csc » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:23 pm

To make friends and be sociable.

To choose their friends wisely.

To maintain friendships with existing friends. :lol:

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Post by sashimi » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:31 pm

Edit: cos skunk is right!

Skills then. Well I continue to train my dd's sense of aesthetic taste. Eg. To be able to coordinate colours and in the process develop good dress sense. I think this is very important because it affects how you feel ant yourself, how others view you and an ability to be aesthetically sensible affects almost everything we do from manners to design.
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Post by CookiesMonster » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:01 pm

1) Housekeeping 101 as Mummy & maid won't be there forever.
2) Cooking 1001 as next time yr gfren/bfren won't know how to cook.
3) Why is personal hygiene, cleanliness important?
4) Why being organized is good?
5) Having Right Attitude is the key to coursing through obstacles!
6) Getting Right is Good but Getting Right after a few Wrongs is Better.
7) Opportunity Cost
8) Don't go through Life without giving a try to live your Dreams
9) Return to Society once you are able to
10) To reinforce your Knowledge, go & coach yr classmates

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