Being a parent is more than changing diapers, wiping noses and making sure kids go to bed on time. As a parent, it is our job to make sure that they know how to perform simple everyday tasks. It’s important to lose the attitude, “nobody ever showed me how to cook, and I learned just fine.” If you don’t want your child living on microwave food the rest of their lives or washing their clothes with fabric softener instead of detergent, stop just doing things for them and start guiding them.
One of these important life skills your child should know before they hit high school is how to cook a meal. Home-cooked meals are healthier than pre-prepared, greasy restaurant food and the famous super-sized portions. It is also much more affordable to cook at home than to dine out. You don’t have to leave a tip.
Speaking of money, teaching them basic money skills is invaluable. Only 17 states require high school students to take a course in personal finance, according to a 2016 Council for Economic Education survey. That’s atrocious and shows you that you cannot depend on the education system to teach our young ones how to manage their money. Teach them how to and the importance of a budget. This will keep them from living in a cardboard box after they move out. It will also mean they won’t be coming to you for money every month.
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