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10 Must-have skills your child needs to succeed
There are certain skills your child should assemble over the years in order to become the best version of themselves. They’re already practicing math calculations, reading comprehension, and discipline at school, but there are many other strengths that are often overlooked, like soft skills, social skills, and learning skills. If you want your child to be a strong-minded, successful problem solver, combine some of our recommended skills from our “Must-Have Skills for Children” series into their lifelong learning process. These will help improve different areas of your child’s life from socialization to career success. 1. Reading a Road Map Your child may never have to read a road map, but there are still many benefits to knowing how. There is so much they can get out of this underrated skill, from growing spatial awareness to understanding directions. Read More 2. Cleaning Their Own Rooms If you want your child to grow more responsible, there’s nothing as effective as this habit. Cleaning their own room will start a ripple effect, positively influencing other areas of their lives from completing assignments to taking care of their possessions. Read More 3. Setting Clear Goals Goal setting will grow increasingly important as your child enters middle school, high school, college, and then ultimately the workforce. Rather than having them wander aimlessly, your child should learn to sharpen their focus on what they would like to accomplish. Read More 4. Preventing Procrastination Procrastination will hold your child back in life—if it isn’t already. It feeds the wrong traits, like laziness and perfectionism, instead of the right ones, like high self-esteem and healthy ambitions. Here’s how your child can regain control of their time. Read More 5. Starting Conversations (Connecting with Peers) If you want your child to make good friends, feel a sense of belonging, and grow a strong network, this skill is a definite must-have. The ability to socialize and connect well with others will prove important in overall longevity, happiness, and financial success. Read More 6. Writing Vividly Does your child’s words come to life on the page? Anyone can write, but not everyone can write well. Luckily, this can be improved. These tips will help your child take their writing to the next level so they can truly connect with the reader and clearly express themselves. Read More 7. Learning from Gameplay It’s not all fun and games! There’s a lot to be learned from traditional board games like chess to modern digital games like Animal Crossing. Whether they teach strategy or goal setting, games can nourish your child’s life beyond stress relief. Read More 8. Failing Successfully No one wants to fail, but it is important to accept that failure is inevitable, particularly on the road to success. To develop a growth mindset and resilience, your child should practice failing over and over and—most importantly—learning from those failures. Read More 9. Journaling Daily Taking the time to journal can do wonders for the mind and the soul. Your child should develop this habit for both self-care and self-development. Journaling enables them to understand themselves and grow in all areas of their life. Read More 10. Practicing Self-Care Self-care is a lifelong skill to cherish. It’s becoming more and more widely practiced because of how it elevates the quality of life and combats stress. Teach your child how self-care habits can prevent burnout and depression. Read More — Learning and improving never ends, that’s why we’re here to help your child make room in their life for curiosity, joy, and self-improvement. With these ten must-have skills, and those to come in future blog posts, your child will continue to become an enthusiastic lifelong learner and responsible young adult. We are excited to see your child thrive in every challenge they tackle! To pair with these must-have skills, our JEI Learning Centers offer excellent programs that further support lifelong learning through healthy study habits, personalized instruction, and individualized pacing. While tutoring only targets problems temporarily, we go above and beyond by building a strong foundation for all future learning. Learn more about our State Standard-aligned programs and contact us at (877) JEI-Math to speak to an expert in education.
JEI Learning Center Among Franchise Connect's Top 100 Education Franchises
At JEI Learning Center®, we continuously strive to develop comprehensive franchising opportunities for aspiring business owners since the launch of their franchise program. That is why Franchise Connect listed us among the other Top 100 Education Franchises for Children’s Products and Services. Our franchisees are given opportunities to make an impact in their communities and receive comprehensive training while launching their businesses. Support from the Franchise Development team includes step-by-step guidance in terms of financial management, marketing, and operations. Another prominent feature of the JEI Learning Center franchise model is its royalty system. The organization rewards franchisees for early growth via quick-scaling discounts and low-cost royalties when certain volume growth-related goals are achieved. “Our growth is possible due to the franchise owners and our employees who all believe in the brand’s vision: ‘A Better Life Through Better Education’,” said JEI Learning Center®. JEI Learning Centers® are currently available in more than 500 locations worldwide. By iterating and perfecting their operations, they plan to keep adding new areas of expansion for their franchisees' consideration. If you are interested in becoming a JEI Learning Center franchisee, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our franchising website* for more information. About JEI Learning Center Established in 1977, JEI is a multi-dimensional, educational organization that pursues ‘A Better Life Through Better Education’. JEI’s founder, Sung Hoon Park from South Korea, a visionary educator and entrepreneur with an innovative idea, developed the JEI Self Learning Method, which is a self-paced, individualized program that helps the student master mathematical and language concepts in small, easy-to-follow steps. The organization is also known for its Brain Safari program that strengthens the logical and analytical skills of students through nine different learning domains: Enhancing Creativity, Problem Solving, Linguistic Intelligence, Mathematical Intelligence, Spatial Intelligence, Memory Training, Analytical Reasoning, Disciplined Intelligence, and Logical Reasoning. *This is not an offer to sell or solicit an offer to buy a JEI Learning Center franchise.
Rian and his eagerness for a challenge
Rian Balachandran has been ahead of the math game for years. When he first started at the new JEI Learning Center in Allentown two years ago, he had just finished the first grade and couldn’t understand why he wasn’t that motivated in math. Then, he took our scientific diagnostic test for JEI Math and learned the reason: his skills actually placed him in the middle of second-grade math. “I grew more interested in math because of JEI Math,” Rian told JEI Learning Center when we reached out for an interview. He explained: “I learn very basic stuff in school, so JEI helps me by challenging me. For every school grade I enter, I will always be about two grades ahead [in math]. In the fifth grade, I’ll be learning seventh grade math. I like it like that. This makes me more interested in math and in harder problems.” His JEI Instructors helped by encouraging him and explaining the concepts as many times as he needed to understand and master them before moving on to the next ones. Enrolling in JEI Math boosted his enjoyment of the subject as he learned things at his own advanced pace. He also appreciated the spiral structure of our workbooks, explaining, “I feel that I understand one workbook before I move onto the next workbook. If I don’t, I know I have to go over it. When I move on from each one, I feel satisfied and good about it.” Each new workbook would provide a new challenge for him, as well, keeping him motivated and engaged. He said, “I’m not much of a competitive person, but I love to be challenged. That’s one of my favorite things. I love to be challenged.” His mother, Mrs. Pokhrel, also delighted in seeing her son challenging himself through our math program: “It’s definitely helped him. He gets bored if he’s not challenged. We worried there wasn’t enough to keep him motivated, but now we make sure he’s challenged and not bored by talking to the Director [and instructors] to see if they can help him. They have been very open about how he’s doing and sharing feedback. He’s been motivated with his work, and we have seen a lot of improvements in his math skills after he started going to JEI.” His love for challenges is why he enjoys the annual Math Olympiad and pursuing extracurricular activities like blogging and coding. He started his blog, Rian's Pencil Paper, after he received a writing prompt about gratitude at school. A few months later, he decided to try JEI English as he was doing well in math but could use improvement in English. His instructor helped him with the blog, advising him on other types of posts he could write, such as book reviews. For coding in particular, he was excited about how he could use his new math skills to work on the degrees and pixels. He talked about how he created a game of Tic-Tac-Toe through coding, using all that he learned in JEI Math, such as 90 degrees right is 270 degrees left. Precision is key as he explains, “If you change it by one degree, it will all spin a little bit.” Mrs. Pokhrel talked about witnessing the positive effects of JEI Math on his overall cognitive ability: “Like he said, even for coding he can connect the dots [because of JEI Math]. You need to have the basic concepts right, and most of the coding at the end of the day comes down to math. It’s a lot of math problems and problem-solving. This is much more than him just sitting and answering questions. It brings out a lot of his analytical skills, so we have been very happy.” Mrs. Pokhrel added that Rian’s commitment is not only to his studies but also to his extracurriculars like karate. He is now a black-belt and has been training for nearly four years. Regarding all that he has on his plate, she said, “He really likes going to JEI. We talked about removing some things from his schedule, and he said he wanted to continue going to JEI.” As he continues learning with us, Rian is excited for a new school year coming up: “JEI makes me more confident in school because I learned the stuff [already at] JEI. Usually I try my best and remember the concepts from JEI, then I can actually believe in myself, get good grades, and pass the tests.” For the future, Rian will continue work on his personal projects, such as writing new content for his blog, and practicing karate, all on top of his rigorous studies! With his love for challenges and passion projects, it sounds like he’s already on the path to long-term success with his strong grasp on lifelong learning. If you are also interested in setting your child on the path to success, call us today at (877) JEI-Math to speak with an expert in education about our programs like JEI Math and JEI English! You can also find a center near you today to schedule a diagnostic test. Check what level your child is at and how they can advance to the next level with Rian, Alicia, Sahana, and hundreds of other JEI students!