What is a life skillsheet?
A life skills sheet is a collection of resources for parents, teachers, and other caregivers.
These materials are designed to help people understand what life skills to have for each child, and how to provide those skills to children and young people who are at risk for developing behavior problems.
Life skills are the foundation of many social, behavioral, and emotional skills children learn throughout their lives.
Life skill materials, including life skills lists, are designed for adults.
Some of the life skills materials include: • Life skills lists for children (children learn about their own health, family, and community); • Life skill lists for older adults (elderly adults learn about themselves and others); • Self-esteem (for people of all ages); • Communication skills (for older adults); • Emotional stability and wellbeing (for children and adults); and • Parent-child relationship skills (to help children understand how to work with their parents).
Life skills have been shown to improve children’s performance on cognitive and language skills.
Parents should be aware that many of these materials are written for children but also for older people.
They should be carefully reviewed for accuracy and completeness and for other reasons before giving the materials to children.
Parents are also responsible for reviewing the materials and making sure they are appropriate for their child’s age and maturity.
For more information, see the National Center for Education Statistics’ State and Local Child and Family Services (CALFS) Web site.
Life Skills Resources for Adults (LSREs) can be downloaded at: • A Life Skills List for Adults.
This lists life skills, such as reading, writing, and social skills, for children, parents, and staff.
This is also a great place to check the latest news about the latest health and safety standards for young people.
• Life Skills Lists for Young Children.
These lists provide information about parenting, social skills and the importance of family relationships, including the importance and value of talking to parents and being open to listening to them.
Parents can also download the Life Skills Guide for Parents and their Children for Parents, Families, and Friends.
This book is written by a pediatrician and offers advice on parenting for children.
This information is for parents of children ages 6 and older, but parents should also have a copy of the Family and Friends Handbook to help them plan their own family.
Children aged 5 to 18 should also download this booklet, which is a guide for children who are older than 18 years of age and is intended for parents and caregivers.
• A New Generation Life Skills Workbook.
This includes a guide on how to get the most out of your children’s lives, and a list of resources, including online resources, to support them through life skills training.
This workbook can be used by parents, educators, and others who want to improve their children’s life skills and how they can do it.
The booklet contains sample workbooks, tips on what to do with the materials, and suggestions for how to best help them.
It is also available as a digital download at: https://www.census.gov/pubs/bctr/bctr/btr001_0004.pdf (download a print version).
These resources can be helpful for parents when they are working with their children to find ways to teach the life skill lists, as well as how to prepare for and use them in their home, school, or other settings.
A New Generations Life Skills workbook includes: • How to create a Life Skills Worksheet for the child.
This worksheet includes a list, instructions, and sample life skills list for use by children.
• The National Center of Education Statistics, State and Federal Estimates for the Age Group at Risk for Mental Illness and Other Behavior Problems (PDF).
This publication provides an updated look at mental health and behavioral problems in children and adolescents aged 5 through 17.
This document provides a detailed look at how mental health issues are affecting children in various areas of their lives, including how the mental health problems are associated with the use of substance abuse, mental illness, and substance use.
• How a child can learn to take control of their own life.
This guides the child through various life skills such as how they develop and apply self-care strategies and how their friends and family can help.
• An overview of the development of social skills for children and youth.
This provides a brief overview of how social skills develop for children in schools, homes, and communities.
The report is available online at: www.cdc.gov.
Learn more about how to identify, manage, and prevent mental illness and behavioral health problems.