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29 Life Skills Your Kids Need to Know

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It’s no secret that parenting is exhausting. No one knows what they’re doing and we’re all just doing our best. But you don’t want to get to the end of your child-rearing days and realize you forgot to teach your kiddos something they needed to know. That’s why I’ve decided to make a list of life skills your kids need and update it, year after year.

One huge reason we started our homeschool journey was because of my own lack of life skills. It was no secret that there was a vault of life skills your kids need to know, that I was missing.

I didn’t know how to cook. I couldn’t get a stain out of a white shirt if my life depended on it. Heck, I didn’t even know how to pay a bill. No joke. I still remember when my husband sat down and explained to me that when paying the bill, you fill in the little boxes in the “amount” area from the right, so that your decimal point will be in the correct place.

Unless kiddos are taught these skills, they are things that they simply won’t know. And you don’t want that to happen. Trust me, I know.

This is the PERFECT list of life skills your kids need to know. I'm printing this out and hanging it on the fridge so we know what to work on next!

Life skills are so important, I’ve created a free printable so you can have them handy and mark them off as your kiddos learn them. You can grab our free printable list of life skills your kids need by subscribing to our weekly newsletter. You’ll gain immediate access to this freebie, as well as so many others!

29 Life Skills Your Kids Need to Know

  • Basic Sewing
  • Clean a Home
  • Create a budget
  • Do the laundry & iron
  • Phone etiquette
  • Write a letter
  • Write a thank you note
  • Follow a recipe
  • Basic cooking & baking
  • Shake hands
  • Introduce yourself
  • Plant & garden
  • Ask insightful questions to get to know someone
  • Socialize without technology
  • Wash dishes without dishwasher
  • Good table manners
  • Interview for a job
  • Take down a message
  • Save up for something
  • Basic car maintenance
  • Change a tire
  • Take care of a pet
  • Basic home improvement
  • Admit a mistake
  • Give a genuine apology
  • Dress for the occasion
  • Carry on a conversation

This list of skills is a lot different than the one I posted a few years ago.
Over the years, I’ve noted what my kids need to work on and have created the list from that. It’s packed full of great ideas, too, so don’t miss it!

Wondering what life skills you need to equip your kids with? This list of 30 ideas is where I'm starting!


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This is the PERFECT list of life skills your kids need to know. I'm printing this out and hanging it on the fridge so we know what to work on next!

This is the PERFECT list of life skills your kids need to know. I'm printing this out and hanging it on the fridge so we know what to work on next!

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