LIFE SKILLS

Expert apprises students of Life Skills needed to tackle challenges of adolescence
 
Stressing the need to equip its students with the skills required to face various challenges in life, Spring Dale Senior School organized an interactive session on Life Skills education for adolescents, in which students were apprised of various ways and means of handling the pressures of puberty.
 
The session, which also dealt with the issue of cyber bullying, in which the students were given tips on safe usage of the social networking sites, and an advise against indulging in this evil in the interests of their own welfare as well as that of their net buddies, was attended by students, who are either at the threshold of, or have attained puberty.
 
Addressing the students, Ms Meenakshi Soi, Psychiatrist and Counselor, Spring Dale Senior School, urged the students not to be beset by factors atypical of adolescence, but to acquire life skills needed to deal with such issues.
 
“Adolescence is a time of experimentation, risk taking, giving into negative pressure, taking uninformed decisions on crucial issues and increased vulnerability, but there is no need to panic about it as it is a passing phase that occurs in the life of every human being and can be tackled with astuteness,” she said.
 
Assuring the students that it was a temporary phase, which was a part of the normal growth process of a child into a teenager, Ms Soi said that although marked by its own set of challenges, adolescence could be handled effectively acquiring social, thinking and emotional skills, self awareness, creative thinking, decision making and problem solving abilities.
 
The session also entailed an exercise of Life Skills, while students were also urged to be altruistic through a video shown to them at the end of the session.
 
“On the whole, the session was quite edifying both for the staff and students, who gained valuable insights about the life skills needed for dealing with the challenges of adolescence,” said Mr Rajiv Kumar Sharma, Principal, Spring Dale Senior School. He added that the session would go a long way in equipping students with the abilities required to handle the pressures of puberty.
 
“Adolescence is often a challenging time for most children. However, knowledge of life skills imparted at the right time can help them overcome most of these challenges,” said Dr Kirat Sandhu Cheema, Director, Spring Dale Senior School, and Mr Sahiljit Singh Sandhu, Managing Trustee, Spring Dale Educational Society. They reiterated the school’s commitment to organize more such interactive sessions for the students.
 
 
 
Spring Dale Senior School