Social-Emotional Skills for Life
We all want our young children to get along with other kids and adults, to follow directions, and to behave appropriately, especially in public! We know instinctively having these qualities and skills will make life smoother for them, at home, at school, with their friends.
But did you know these qualities and skills are precisely those that employers are looking for? In the business world, they are often called “soft skills,” but they may be even more important for success than the so-called “hard skills.”
Bruce Lamoureux, Senior VP/CEO, Providence Health & Services Alaska, says, “After decades in this [medical] field, I know these qualities can’t be easily ‘taught’ on the job. They’re developed and strengthened in the very earliest years of a child’s life.”
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