12 Life Skills Every Child Should Be Taught

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source: Better Parenting

10. Time Management

Some mornings, I can’t believe how long it takes the kids and me to get out the door. Don’t they have any concept of time?? Well, actually, no. Not yet. But as soon as they are old enough to comprehend time, I’ll make sure to teach them ways to use it more wisely. (Like put your dang shoes on the first time I ask you!) Oh, and how to tell time.

Stop by Better Parenting to learn some tips on teaching your children time management skills.

11. First Aid

Many kids have doctor kits that they love to play with. When I take my son to the doctor, I point out the tools that his doctor uses and remind him that he has the same ones at home. When he gets a “boo boo,” he often requests a band-aid. Children are aware of the fact that sickness and injuries can get better, but many don’t learn how to treat themselves. As soon as your kids are old enough to start trying remedies on their own, go through a first aid kit with them and educate them on the many different items. Older kids would also benefit from taking a CPR class.

12. Childcare

If you have more than one child, you’ve probably witnessed your older one(s) caring for the younger one(s). My boy loves helping take care of his little sister. Even if you only have one child, you can teach her the basics of childcare. Dolls, cousins, friends, anytime you can surround your child with younger children (real or fake), she will learn how to take care of them. Younger kids can help with putting on diapers, feeding baby or wrapping them in a blanket. Older kids can dress, clean and put kids to bed.

Leena Kollar

Leena Kollar

Contributing Writer at Life As Mama
I'm a wife, mother and everything else associated with domestic life. I can often be found hiding from my kids to sneak treats (especially ice cream). I love rainbows and naps, and I find any excuse to go to Target. When I actually make it out of the house in real clothes, I document my outfits on my fashion blog, Leather & Lip Gloss. My love for fashion also inspired me to start my own comprehensive style website, The Style Spectrum.
Leena Kollar

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Leena Kollar

Leena Kollar

Contributing Writer at Life As Mama
I'm a wife, mother and everything else associated with domestic life. I can often be found hiding from my kids to sneak treats (especially ice cream). I love rainbows and naps, and I find any excuse to go to Target. When I actually make it out of the house in real clothes, I document my outfits on my fashion blog, Leather & Lip Gloss. My love for fashion also inspired me to start my own comprehensive style website, The Style Spectrum.
Leena Kollar

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