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Social and Emotional Life Skills for Your Daughter's Journey after High School

Uncategorized Apr 24, 2024

Essential Social and Emotional Life Skills for Your Daughter's Journey Ahead

As our daughters prepare to graduate high school and embark on their journey into the world of work or college, it's important to equip them with the necessary social and emotional life skills. These skills will not only help them navigate the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead but also enable them to thrive in various personal and professional situations. 

Go over this list with your daughter and assess which life skills she needs to learn. Then, plan to set aside time to go over these essential skills. It will be a valuable opportunity for her growth and development as she prepares for adulthood.

Start by discussing each skill and determining her level of knowledge and experience. For skills she already possesses, acknowledge her strengths and encourage her to continue practicing and refining them. For skills that she needs to learn, break them down into manageable steps and create a roadmap for acquiring them.

Automotive Skills:
How to change a tire, put gasoline in a car, check the oil level, jump-start a car, and replenish other automotive fluids. These practical skills ensure independence and safety on the road.

Professional Skills:
Writing thank you letters, creating resumes and cover letters, and practicing interview techniques are vital for career success. These skills empower our daughters to confidently pursue job opportunities and make a positive impression in the professional world. Explore these capabilities further with my "Success Starts Here" course—check it out!

Setting Boundaries:
Understanding how to establish and maintain healthy boundaries in relationships and work environments is crucial. This skill helps foster self-respect, assertiveness, and emotional well-being.Through our Friendship Boundaries Worksheets, your daughter gains insight, growth, and the ability to set boundaries in friendships and beyond. 

Apologizing and Advocating for Oneself:
Knowing how to apologize sincerely and advocate for oneself is essential for building strong relationships and maintaining personal integrity.

Identifying Unhealthy Relationships:
Equipping our daughters with the ability to recognize signs of an unhealthy relationship empowers them to prioritize their well-being and make informed choices in their personal lives. Our "Healthy Relationship Checklist" worksheet is an excellent resource to guide your daughter in this important skill.

Emotional and Physical Health:
Teaching our daughters to prioritize their emotional and physical health, including knowing when and how to seek professional help, fosters resilience and self-care. 

Financial Literacy:
Essential financial skills such as opening a bank account, balancing a checkbook, budgeting for major purchases, understanding taxes, and managing money contribute to financial independence and responsible decision-making.

Communication and Conflict Resolution:
Developing effective communication skills, respectfully expressing disagreements, and learning to heal from a broken heart enable healthy interpersonal relationships and emotional growth. Our Difficult Conversation and Managing Conflict guide will equip your daughter with the skills she needs to handle conversations and resolve conflicts effectively.

Assertiveness and Decision-Making:
Encouraging our daughters to confidently say "no," read maps, ask for help, plan vacations, make intelligent purchases, and set long-term goals cultivates independence, critical thinking, and self-determination.

Social Etiquette and Expressing Love:
Teaching social skills and manners for various occasions, including weddings, funerals, and special events, with respect and the ability to navigate diverse social settings. Expressing love and compassion is fundamental to building meaningful connections and fostering emotional well-being.

Self-Coaching Workshop

Self-Coaching Workshop

Unlock the Power of Self-Reflection: My Self-Coaching Workshop Course

My Self Coaching Workshop Course offers a valuable tool to navigate these emotional challenges. It provides a structured approach, known as the STEAR method, designed to guide parents and daughters through the complexities of emotions and relationships.

Introducing the STEAR Method:

The STEAR method explores—Situations, Thoughts, Emotions, Actions, and Results—and helps individuals identify the factors contributing to their emotional responses. It enables them to:

Identify and Understand: Recognize the situation causing distress and the thought patterns influencing their emotional responses.

Reflect and Reframe: Understand how thoughts impact emotions, which in turn affect actions and outcomes.

Empower and Evolve: Develop the ability to evaluate feelings and consider alternative perspectives and actions to help them move forward.

For Parents and Daughters AlikeThis workshop is a practical resource for parents supporting their daughters. It equips them with strategies to navigate challenging emotions and events together. This course is for everyone, but I have found this tool to be very helpful for my girls with ADHD, as it fosters resilience, emotional intelligence, and a sense of control over their emotions. 
Investing in your tween or teen's future is crucial to their success and well-being. The Success Starts Here course offers an invaluable opportunity to equip young individuals with the essential skills needed for the professional world. From resume-building to communication strategies, financial literacy to entrepreneurship, this course provides a comprehensive education that traditional schooling often overlooks. Enrolling your tween or teen in this course empowers them with the knowledge, confidence, and independence necessary to thrive in their future careers. Don't let your child miss out on this transformative opportunity – unlock their full potential and secure their path to success by investing in the Success Starts Here course today.

By nurturing these essential social and emotional life skills, we empower our daughters to navigate the challenges and triumphs of adulthood with confidence, resilience, and empathy. Let's support them in their journey of growth and equip them with the tools they need to thrive in all aspects of life. Together, we can ensure that our Brave Girls become strong, compassionate, and capable women.


Laura Hayes
Founder of The Brave Girl Project
Life Coach for Tween & Teen Girls
[email protected]



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