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5 Life Skills Children Should Learn

5 Life Skills Children Should Learn

There are all sorts of important life skills a child should learn.

It’s an essential part of child development to ensure that school children are learning life skills in addition to their academic pursuits. Having this balance creates a well-balanced education that will prepare children for the next phase of life. When your school children come home, remember to reinforce the essentials lessons that they’ve learned in school while adding some of these valuable lessons into the mix.

Meal Preparation

There are plenty of lessons to be learned in the kitchen; this includes teaching your child the fundamentals of preparing a simple meal for themselves. Be sure to focus on process and safety during this lesson. It’s simple to assign various kitchen duties to your child that makes them feel involved while teaching them how things are done.

Laundry

A lesson that will never leave your child is how to keep their clothing in top condition. It’s often that teenagers get to college with no idea of how to do laundry to keep their clothes clean and ready to wear. Show them the process and let them watch as your separate their whites from the colors. This includes how to measure the detergent and choose the appropriate settings.

Navigation

A lesson that is centered on safety that will also give you some additional peace of mind is navigation. Teach your child to pay attention to specific landmarks near your home and their school. Use fun activities like a treasure hunt or scavenger hunt.  

Treating a Wound

As much as you want to keep your eyes on your child, sometimes you just can’t be everywhere at the same time. Therefore, an important life lesson is teaching your child how to treat superficial wounds. This includes cuts, scrapes, and light burns. Remind them to stay calm so that they will be able to apply pressure (if necessary), find the first aid kit, and cover the wound.

Responsible Shopping

Adults know that money management is a lesson that your child will continue to learn throughout life. Start by teaching your child to compare prices while you shop. This includes reading labels and learning how to calculate sales.

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