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LIFE SKILLS-AN INTRODUCTION

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ADOLESCENT PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT


SELF AWARENESS
Self Identity Ego- Identity Self Confidence Self Esteem
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AUTONOMY & INDEPENDENCE Assertivenes


Critical Thinking & Decision Making Problem Solving Values Clarifications

Curious, Adventurous, Experimental RISK TAKING


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COPING WITH STRESSES & FAILURES

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What is Life Skills?


abilities
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that help promote mental well being and competence in young people as they face the realities of life.
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What is Life Skills?


UNICEF
life-skills

based education is

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-behavior change or behavior development approach -designed to address a balance of three areas: knowledge, attitude, and skills. Adolescent Friendly School Initiative

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What is Life Skills?


WHO
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the abilities for adaptive and positive behavior that - enables individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life
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What are the Life Skills ?


Decision Making Creative Thinking Critical Thinking Problem Solving Negotiation Skills Interpersonal

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Relationship Self Awareness Empathy Effective Communication

Coping with stress & Emotions


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Significance of learning Life Skills


To be able to explore alternatives Weigh pros and cons Make rational decisions Communicate effectively To say No Be assertive

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How Life Skills lead to primary prevention of health problems?


Knowledge
Attitudes Values
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Life
Behavior

Skills

reinforcement or change Health Behavior of Health Problems

Positive

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Prevention

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What is Decision Making ?


Abilities to assess available options To foresee the consequences of different decisions (actions/non-actions) No decision is also a decision

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Decision Making
Major Life Decisions
GOALS Develop, Prioritize, attain
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CHOICE Of life style,study & food habits, hobbies


COPING UP With stress, alcohol, drugs, STD, AIDS CAREER Choice of profession,further study

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Responsible Decision Making

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Making decision after examining the choices & consequences in view of ones values and goals is Responsible Decision Making
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Steps for Responsible Decision Making


Identify/Define the problem Consider the consequences or outcomes
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Consider family and personal values Choose one alternative Implement the decision
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Creative Thinking
Enables to explore available alternatives and consequences of actions or non-actions Contributes to Decision Making & Problem Solving Helps adolescents to respond adaptively and with flexibility to the daily life situations
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Critical Thinking
Ability to analyze information and experiences in an objective manner Helps adolescents to recognize and to assess the factors influencing attitude & behavior - values, pressures (peer,family) Key to form right attitudes towards life

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Assists in developing responsible behavior.


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Effective Communication
To express ourselves verbally & non-verbally
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To express opinions, desires, needs & fears also To ask for advice and help
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Empathy
Ability to understand and accept others To put oneself in other persons shoes Being nurturing and tolerant Encourages a positive behavior towards people in need or difficulty

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Interpersonal Skills
To be able to develop & nurture supportive networks To be able to end relationships constructively Helps adolescents to relate with people in positive ways

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NEGOTIATING SKILLS
Allows to solve an issue, problem or conflict Without anger, intimidation, insubordination, aggressive force or behavior
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Negotiate as soon as possible for communication Deals constructively with problems PROBLEMS if left unresolved MENTAL & PHYSICAL STRESS
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Behavior change through


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Life Skills

1.Ignorance 2.Awareness 3.Concern 4.Knowledge 5.Motivation 6.Readiness to change 7.Willingness to change 8.Acceptance 9.Habit 10.Lifestyle

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STAGES
Identify the problem or issue Collect information/knowledge Associated physical, emotional, psychological feelings Possible ways of solving Effective communication skills Alternative solutions Mutual decision
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Coping with emotions & stress


Recognizing effects of emotions on others and ourselves
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Being aware of how emotions influence behaviors Able to respond to emotions appropriately

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How to cope with stress


Recognize sources of stress in our life Recognizing how these affect us Identifying ways that help to control our levels of stress Learning how to relax to minimize tensions

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Self Assertiveness
Assertive people respect themselves & others equally It is communicating feelings and need while respecting rights of others Being able to stand up for ones own values and needs Take control of ones decisions Recognize attempts of others to control
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Self Assertiveness
Trust & value ones own feelings Recognize & use non verbal communication STEPS State your position Offer reason/explanation Acknowledge others feelings

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Take Pleasure & Pride in saying NO when one wants to say no

Ways to say NO
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Polite refusal Give reason Repeat refusal Walk away Ignore the person Avoid the situation Find others support Talk about your own feelings
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Life Skills Education


Dynamic teaching & Dynamic learning Working in small groups & pairs Brainstorming Role-plays Experiential learning Games & debates Home assignments, to further discuss and practice skills with family & friends.

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Key Messages
Life skill management for adolescent is the need of todays world Life Skills Education makes a person a balanced adult who contributes meaningfully to society PEDIATRICIANS have a great role to play by learning & teaching this course
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Thus, the Life skills .


are applied
in various aspects of life in human relationships, learning about rights & responsibilities in health issues:
Mental Health-Stresses HIV-AIDS /STD Prevention Drug abuse, Sexual violence Teenage pregnancy Suicide Prevention Adolescent Friendly School Initiative

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Therefore, the Adolescents should know about Life skills because


Empowers them to take positive actions to protect themselves and to promote health and positive social relationships. Utility in Other areas Environment Education Consumer Education Peace Education Social cultural Issues
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Acknowledge School of Dr. Adolescent Friendlyinputs InitiativeSwati Y Bhave & Dr. Harish Pemde