May 5, 2023

5 Important Life Skills to Explore with Your Child

We all need life skills to help us navigate all the struggles we go through. School teaches us what key skills we need to progress through life and its many obstacles. Here are 5 important skills we can teach our children.

important life skills to teach your child. Image is two fingers aligning (parent and child)


1. Honesty

Being honest makes a lot of difference in people’s lives. It can shape how you talk to others and enjoy their company, and children can learn a lot about telling the truth to others. Help show your child that they need that level of honesty in order to form friendships, and recognise that they can do good.

2. Kindness

Being kind should come naturally through our children, but there will be times where a child misbehaves, or is unaware of the pain they have caused to someone else. This is where being a good role model comes into play; learning from you is where they will find how they should treat others.

3. Respect

Another aspect of being kind is also showing respect. Being supportive of people regardless of their age or background is a crucial life skill to develop. It means that your child knows how to listen, take in other people’s opinions and learn how to follow directions from other people without causing a fuss.

4. Confidence

Being confident allows children to feel comfortable picking up new skills without much direction. It means your child has the ability to work on their personal development more over time. Confidence helps children pick up skills at school, and is especially useful when they head to nursery school without seeing you for a few hours.

5. Solving problems

Another integral life skill is being able to solve problems. It means your child is able to handle themselves without needing further support, while also giving them the confidence to take on challenges and new discoveries.

Life skills are taught to all of us at different times in our lives, so it’s important to give our children the tools they need to develop their strengths. This nursery in Essex is a good example of a school where your child can build on these life skills and prepare themselves for the future. You can also get in touch with your child’s current nursery to see how you can help support them both during school time and when they get home.

Thanks for reading xxx


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Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.

I really wanted a concrete place to share my love for travel, in particular Disney and offer my readers a chance to gain some knowledge around what we love to do as a family of 5.

I share our family adventures which include days out, travel advice and tips, holiday reviews, restaurant visits and of course, our love for Disney, including Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney World.

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