Why start at school age?
Life skills are abilities that children should learn either in school, at home or in their communities. A misconception is that life skills are optional and should follow basic language and numeracy education only if resources are available. However, learning life skills at school age along with academics (maths, language or science), enables children to transfer the theoretical concepts to other real life situations early on. If life skills are left to develop when older, children will already have become passive recipients of information, and would have developed ways of civic interactions by mimicking adults. As children mature into adolescence and adulthood, these skills put them on a path of life-long learning and emotional well-being.