In school, children are taught to do things like read and write. Unfortunately, they aren’t taught a lot of the basic life skills that they will actually need for functioning beyond doing a particular job. It’s vital that they can read and write well, of course, but what about fixing a meal, maintaining a household, handling a budget, and balancing a checkbook? Those kinds of things are generally not taught in school, and they are important skills that a person needs in order to be a productive member of society and to be able to function on his or her own as an adult. The value of a strong work ethic and how to accept things in life that aren’t always fair are important, too, as are being honest and remaining humble.
If you aren’t teaching these things to your child, it’s possible that your child will never learn them properly. They aren’t really talked about much in school, and peers often don’t have those skills, either, so they won’t be taught by friends. It’s up to you as a parent to make sure your child is prepaid. Teach that child (male or female) how to cook and clean, and get your child a prepaid debit card so that money management can be learned, as well. Make sure you show your child by example when it comes to things like humility and honesty, because it’s harder to tell a child why he or she should do something if you’re not doing it.
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