Games &#97&#110&#100 &#67&#111&#110&#116&#101&#115&#116&#115 Teach Children Practical Life &#83&#107&#105&#108&#108&#115

&#13&#10&#73&#110 school, children learn about history, science &#97&#110&#100 the &#116&#104&#114&#101&#101 R’s. &#87&#104&#97&#116 they might not &#108&#101&#97&#114&#110, however, are &#112&#114&#97&#99&#116&#105&#99&#97&#108 skills to &#103&#101&#116 them through life’s ups and downs.

&#10&#77&#111&#115&#116 people learn how &#116&#111 &#100&#101&#97&#108 &#119&#105&#116&#104 conflicts, &#102&#97&#99&#101 their fears, overcome challenges and solve problems by trial and &#101&#114&#114&#111&#114. Thus, parents might be &#97&#116 a &#108&#111&#115&#115 as to how to effectively &#116&#101&#97&#99&#104 &#116&#104&#101&#105&#114 children &#116&#104&#101&#115&#101 types &#111&#102 skills.

In my psychiatric &#112&#114&#97&#99&#116&#105&#99&#101, I’ve realized &#116&#104&#97&#116 &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 face many &#99&#104&#97&#108&#108&#101&#110&#103&#101&#115 and complex &#99&#104&#111&#105&#99&#101&#115 in their communities, schools and, yes, &#105&#110 the &#115&#116&#114&#101&#101&#116&#115, said Dr. Michael Rayel, co-founder of Oikos Global, &#116&#104&#101 maker of an emotional &#105&#110&#116&#101&#108&#108&#105&#103&#101&#110&#99&#101 board game called Oikos Game. These challenges &#45 &#112&#114&#101&#115&#115&#117&#114&#101 &#102&#114&#111&#109 peers, bullies in &#116&#104&#101 neighborhood, strangers with bad intentions, dangerous street drugs – are difficult to resolve. &#76&#101&#97&#114&#110&#105&#110&#103 &#104&#111&#119 to handle these tough issues &#114&#101&#113&#117&#105&#114&#101&#115 more than just random advice and trial &#97&#110&#100 error.

Oikos Game, &#119&#104&#105&#99&#104 &#116&#104&#101 &#101&#110&#116&#105&#114&#101 family &#99&#97&#110 &#112&#108&#97&#121, aims to teach children personal development &#97&#110&#100 emotional &#115&#107&#105&#108&#108&#115. &#84&#104&#114&#111&#117&#103&#104 &#97&#99&#116&#105&#118&#101 play, children &#108&#101&#97&#114&#110 &#112&#111&#115&#105&#116&#105&#118&#101 strategies for handling common situations relating &#116&#111 anger, &#97&#103&#103&#114&#101&#115&#115&#105&#111&#110, fear and conflict. &#80&#108&#97&#121&#101&#114&#115 also learn how to show empathy, &#98&#101 assertive, &#115&#111&#108&#118&#101 &#112&#114&#111&#98&#108&#101&#109&#115 &#97&#110&#100 &#100&#101&#97&#108 &#119&#105&#116&#104 strangers.

In addition, Oikos &#71&#108&#111&#98&#97&#108 sponsors &#97&#110 annual international competition called the Oikos Global Award, which &#114&#101&#99&#111&#103&#110&#105&#122&#101&#115 and rewards young people &#119&#104&#111 help their &#112&#101&#101&#114&#115 face challenges &#105&#110 &#116&#104&#101&#105&#114 communities &#97&#110&#100 schools.

Contestants &#109&#117&#115&#116 &#115&#104&#111&#119 that they’ve been effective at &#97&#99&#99&#111&#109&#112&#108&#105&#115&#104&#105&#110&#103 &#97&#110&#121 of the &#102&#111&#108&#108&#111&#119&#105&#110&#103 &#103&#111&#97&#108&#115: reducing &#118&#105&#111&#108&#101&#110&#99&#101 &#111&#114 bullying in their schools &#111&#114 communities &#112&#114&#101&#118&#101&#110&#116&#105&#110&#103 &#116&#104&#101 &#117&#115&#101 &#111&#102 alcohol, &#99&#105&#103&#97&#114&#101&#116&#116&#101&#115 and &#100&#114&#117&#103&#115 &#97&#109&#111&#110&#103 peers improving &#99&#111&#109&#109&#117&#110&#105&#99&#97&#116&#105&#111&#110 among peers establishing a support &#110&#101&#116&#119&#111&#114&#107 raising &#109&#101&#110&#116&#97&#108 health awareness &#111&#114 otherwise improving the emotional health and well-being of peers.

The first-place &#119&#105&#110&#110&#101&#114 is awarded &#49,&#48&#48&#48. Second- and third-place &#119&#105&#110&#110&#101&#114&#115 receive 750 and 500, &#114&#101&#115&#112&#101&#99&#116&#105&#118&#101&#108&#121. &#69&#97&#99&#104 winner is awarded a certificate &#97&#110&#100 a &#109&#101&#100&#97&#108.

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