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Are you looking for a way to add some life skill training into your teen’s lesson plans? On my Life Skills for Teens page, I’ve highlighted a wide variety of skills older kids need to be learning as they work toward independent living. Skills like cooking, shopping, money, etiquette, study skills, and much more.
I hope you’ll find them useful as you teach your teens the life skills they will need as adults.
Did You Miss These Last Week?
1. Homeschooling High School Q&A by Annie & Everything
Anne is answering 14 of the most common questions about homeschooling high schoolers.
2. What are “Values” and Why are Values Important in Career Exploration? by 7 Sisters Homeschool
I completely agree with Vicki says in this post, that there we often give teens information about career exploration that is contradictory – find your passion and find job that will set you up for financial success in life. As the mom of a creative teen, there is a good chance that she choose to go into a field that will lower paying and we’ve already started to see the battle between the two ways of thinking in her, in us, and in other people who like to share their opinions. I enjoyed this post, especially because it gave name to the two “sides” and enabled me to see that there doesn’t have to be a battle at all.
3. 6 Awesome Things You Need to Know to Be a Kindle Pro by Blog, She Wrote
Whether your kids will read anything they can get their hands on or they are a struggling reader, a Kindle can be an important tool in your homeschooling toolbox. Heather shares just how versatile and cost effective a Kindle can be. I consider myself quite knowledgeable when it comes to my Kindle and I learned a couple of things from this post. If you own a Kindle or are considering purchasing one for your family, definitely give this piece a read to make sure you get the most out of it.
4. Life Skills as High School Electives: Laundry and Clothing Tips by Starts at Eight
I believe that all middle and high schoolers should be learning life skills as a part of their education. Often, if we’re not purposeful about these type of “extras,” they can get pushed out by all of the other curriculum demands on our teens. So, I would encourage you to add life skills classes to their weekly lesson plans. Why not start here, with laundry? Heidi has done an excellent job breaking down the practical and necessary job of doing a load of laundry for older kids.
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