Self management skills

Young people who can manage their emotions and how they behave have an increased capacity for resilience and healthy development. To some extent the transition that young people are moving through is focused on the development of an ability to manage themselves in response to life’s opportunities and challenges. Self-management requires a degree of insight and the capacity to regulate emotions and arousal, solve problems and make sound decisions. Young people who find a way to make sense of their experiences and put them into context have also be found to cope better with adversity (Masten, 2009). The knowledge and skills that underscore health and mental health literacy are also vital.