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Basic Life Skills Every Teen Should Know

Teens across the globe often give off the impression that they know it all but educational statistics has shown otherwise. Basic life skills may not be taught in high school and often kids may not receive these in their classes. Here are some of the simple life skills that individual teen require to learn in order to succeed as a grownup in life.

Teens will need to learn the value of cash. Teens may not be in a position to work when involved in school activities and sports but that doesn’t mean they should not learn the value of cash. Parent who are in the habit of providing for every request by their teens do not in any way help to educate them the value money, how to wait for what you would like, or the means to make it. Teens will need to know how to save and what taxes imply the way to balance a check book and how to budget. Earn, save, give, spend this is the chain. Those are the fundamentals about money. A good method to teach the idea is the 10-10-80 rule. Earn the money, save 10 percent, give away 10 percent to a charity organization or the church, and budgeting on the remaining 80 percent.

Teens need to learn how to cook, clean, and do laundry. These skills will be beneficial regardless of where a teen lives, works, or goes to school. These skills are the fundamentals of life. We know teens who know nothing to do with cooking besides ordering pizza. They think cleaning is throwing clothes in the hamper for their mothers, and some don’t know how to start a washing machine let alone much soap to work with. These fundamental skills will create your teenager a grownup and a more responsible partner in future relationships since sharing household activities will be understood by them.

Teens will need to learn the need for a good conversation with no slang. Please, how do you do, thank you, nice to meet you, and I’m sorry are the basics that a teen should be comfortable with. It is not old- fashioned to expect a teen to say hi and invite you when speaking with adults or parents. It shows respect. These skills will be needed during college conferences, job interviews, coping with work area customers, and business dealings as boss or as a worker. Teens who speak clearly and with polite conversation will walk away with a much better chance at work once being interviewed.

Teens will need to know and keep personal hygiene. Clean teeth, hair, nails that are washed, and in general a clean look will increase their self esteem, enhance mental attitudes, and improve the general state of health of the teen regardless of where they come from. Soap And water are among the least expensive ways to look after the teen skin and prevent or cure acne. A fresh appearance tells the world that a teenager has pride and cares in what she or he does.

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