What are some life skills you would love for your kids to have before they leave home?
Today, Rob and I share ours. Rob and I spoke about what it is we want our kids to leave the house with one day (we are in no rush).
Inqis not easy. But Rob and I have decided to raise our son’s and daughter’s with values, morals, principles, self-love, self-worth, confidence and unconditional love, Others might perceive this as wrong, as weak or stupid, but we don’t ever live our lives based on what people think or do.
We need for our squad to leave home one day fully equipped with Life skill that is necessary or desirable for full participation in everyday life.
Let’s define Life Skills:
Life skills are abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable humans to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of life. This concept is also termed as psychosocial competency.
“Sharing with a sibling can help children learn important life skills”
One of our motto’s as parents is to ensure we raise good, solid and whole individuals so that we don’t end up with broken adults.
Certain things would apply to our sons and not our daughter’s and vice versa. But the day the squad leaves the house we want them to be ready for world. We want them to be whole individuals who loves and value themselves.
The life lessons we need our squad to have before they leave home:
1. How to manage money.
2. Have their own bank accounts with a good amount of savings saved up.
3. How to be a self starter.
4. How to manage your time.
5. How to talk to strangers.
6. How to stand up for one’s self.
7. How to cope with failure.
8. How to find a job.
9. How to do laundry.
10. How to be organized.
11. How to clean up after themselves.
12. How to clean a house.
13. How to spend wisely.
14. How to swim. Thank God they all can.
15. How to drive.
16. They must have a driver’s licence.
17. How to use a map.
It is so important that they know who they are.
They need Love themselves first.
Be Wise and Educated.
Remain humble and caring
Always be tenacious and resilient.
6 thoughts on “LIFE SKILLS! FOR KIDS?”
These are the same principles my husband and I try to follow for our boys too!
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That’s a great checklist of skills for kids to learn. It’s not always easy (especially dealing with failure) but it can help them prepare for that inevitable time when they’re on their own (and even right now when they’re still at home).
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