Important Life Skills for Children

Throughout their lifetime, children will come across all sorts of different situations and scenarios in which they will need to display certain mannerisms, behaviors, and actions. These are what are commonly known in society as life skills. Life skills are a set of skills that help children successfully overcome confrontational situations. While humans naturally develop life skills through experiences, it is never too early to begin teaching and demonstrating essential life skills to our children to prepare them for their future. Below are some great examples of life skills we can instill in our children: 

 

Time Management 

 

Time management allows one to focus on their priorities and accomplish tasks without feeling overwhelmed. The concept of time is perhaps one of the most sensitive as well as mind-boggling human conceptions to exist. A period of time spent doing something enjoyable can feel much shorter than it actually is while on the contrary, time spent doing something less on the enjoyable side can feel as if it’s never going to end. Managing time is one of the most essential of life skills because of this phenomenon. It will be very easy for children to lose track of time when they’re engaged in enjoyable activities like spending time with friends or family, playing games whether inside or outside, watching TV or movies, and many other leisure time activities. Teaching children to be able to effectively manage their time will allow them to find balance in having fun in their youth while also being productive and doing well in school and/or fulfilling their obligations.

 

Cleanliness, Health, and Hygiene  

 

Cleanliness, health, and hygiene skills are essential for children when growing up. Teaching our children to maintain a balanced diet by introducing them to different foods and involving them in the grocery shopping, meal preparations and planning as well as creating an exercise routine will help promote a healthy lifestyle that they can use throughout their lifetime. Personal hygiene goes hand in hand with health and cleanliness as learning skills such as keeping their hands clean will assist in having a healthy immune system, set them up for positive social interactions and aid in self confidence. External cleanliness skills include the ability to help maintain a clean place to live, as well as places in which they are frequently physically present like their desks at school.  

 

Money Management  

 

Acknowledging the importance of being able to effectively manage money is another of life’s most essential skills. Money management skills being taught in early stages of life along with basic math, provides a great method of guidance for children to develop a good sense of this skill, as it is heavily number based. Through the years, it is important that children learn the value of money, as well as the concept of credit, checks and spending money wisely.  

 

 

 

These are just a few examples of life skills that would go a long way for children throughout their lives. It is never too early to start making sure children are prepared for life, and teaching such skills serves as one of the most crucial displays of love we have for them by guiding them towards a successful life that all parents wish for their children.  

Our Locations

We have multiple locations for your convenience. For more locations that may be close to you, please visit www.pediatricassociates.com/locations

Semoran Location

1651 N. Semoran Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32807
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MON & TUES 8:00am-6:45pm
WED-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SAT 8:00am-12:00 Noon
SUN Closed

Metrowest Location

1601 Park Center Dr., Ste 6B
Orlando, FL 32835
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MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SAT 8:00am-12:00 Noon
SUN Closed
 

Alafaya Location

1561 S. Alafaya Trail, Ste 400
Orlando, FL 32828
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MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SAT 8:00am-12:00 Noon
SUN Closed

Sanford Location

1403 Medical Plaza Drive, Ste 104
Sanford, FL 32771
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MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed
 

LOOP Location

3274 Greenwald Way N.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
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MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SAT 8:00am-12:00 Noon
SUN Closed
MON-FRI After Hours 5:30pm-10:30pm

Kissimmee-Poinciana Location

1975 South John Young Pkwy, Ste 204
Kissimmee, FL 34741
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MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed
 

Oviedo Location

1884 W. CR-419, Ste 1000
Oviedo, FL 32765
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MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

Winter Springs Location

501 W. SR 434
Winter Springs, FL 32708
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MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

Deltona Location

596 Courtland Blvd.
Deltona, FL 32738
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MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SAT 8:00am-12:00pm
SUN Closed

Winter Garden Location

1327 Winter Garden Vineland Rd., Suite 120
Winter Garden, FL 34787
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MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

Dr. Phillips Location

7051 Dr. Phillips Blvd, Ste 7
Orlando, FL 32819
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MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

Longwood Location

181 Sabal Palm Dr.
Longwood, FL 32779
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MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

Lake Nona Location

10105 Clear Vista St., Ste B
Orlando, FL 32832
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MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

Apopka Location

200 N. Park Ave., Ste A
Apopka, FL 32703
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MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

Lee Vista Location

6447 S. Chickasaw Trail
Orlando, FL 32829
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MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

Melbourne Location

199 S Wickham Rd
Melbourne, FL 32904
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MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

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