LIFE SKILLS I WANT MY CHILDREN TO MASTER BEFORE THEY LEAVE HOME

LIFE SKILLS I WANT MY CHILDREN TO MASTER BEFORE THEY LEAVE HOME

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Money Management, Budgeting & Paying BillsIMG_8329

Putting money into a savings account

Basic DIY

Be able to cook a small repertoire of basic meals (or more if they have a flair for cooking)

Learning to Drive & Navigational Skills 

Be able to do basic household tasks – Managing a home 

 Know how to deal with a car breaking down

Social Skills, Good manners, Empathy with others, 

How to get themselves places on public transport such as mastering the subway/tube in big cities 

Basic health care, mental health care & self care IMG_8331

Good grooming and personal maintenance 

How to ask for what they want be it something small such as in a shop or restaurant or something bigger for their career 

Basic Time management & Organisation, Getting up in morning being on time etc 

Communicating with others face to face not via just technology

Looking after their own personal environment. Spare key, cleanliness, tidy house and workspace 

Setting healthy boundaries with others & taking care with people taking advantage both in friendship, work and romantic relationships 

Using protection both in bed and in the sun 

The dangers of drugs & smoking

Drinking responsibly and being careful on nights out. Never leave a friend, have money for taxi home, stay with group. My dad always said its not you I don’t trust its other people 

Citizenship IMG_8326

Skills to stay safe

Be able to hold conversations, order in restaurants and make bookings both in person and online 

Problem solving & decision making skills 

Goal setting and knowing how to prioritise 

How to prepare for an interview in advance and how to handle an interview on the day 

How to study/revise 

Be able to hold conversation with people from all walks of life and take an interest in them. 

Dressing appropriately for the occasion & having the right equipment for all kinds of events such as dinner parties, summer holiday, a camping trip, a charity ball. Also having the correct equipment and utensils at home for dinner parties, a birthday gathering, parties, Summer Christmas & Easter entertaining etc 

Basic 1st Aid

How to do laundry IMG_8330

How to say ‘No’

Basic car maintenance 

How to send a professional e mail

Work hard always in everything you do

Treat others how you would like to be treated 

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