27 Non-School Skills Children Need

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27 Non-School Skills Children Need

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.

– Plutarch –

27 Non-School Skills Children Need

“When you got out of high school, did you know everything you needed in order to survive in life, let alone succeed? If you were lucky, you knew how to read and had some basic history and math skills, and if you were even luckier, you had good study habits that would serve you well in college. But were you prepared for life? Most likely not, unless you had parents who did you that favor. In fact, many of us screwed up our early adult lives because we didn’t know those skills — and we’re paying the consequences now. That’s a part of life, you might say, learning these lessons. But it’s also possible to prepare your child a bit before they go out on their own, and if we can’t get the schools to teach these skills, then let’s do it ourselves. What follows is a basic curriculum in life that a child should know before reaching adulthood.” Leo Babauta shares further. { read more }

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This week, shares a skill with a child that you value now, which you didn’t yourself have as a child.

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