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What skills do you think children should have when they leave home?

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AngiDas

Asked by AngiDas at 5:33 PM on May. 8, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • They should know how to budget/pay bills, do laundry, cook and how to treat people :)
    BeachyBabe

    Answer by BeachyBabe at 5:35 PM on May. 8, 2011

  • most importantly financial skills. they should be able to budget wisely. also be able (and willing) to clean up after themselves and know the basics of cooking.
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 5:36 PM on May. 8, 2011

  • cook, clean, great work ethics, pay bills and maintain a vehicle.
    onemellowmom

    Answer by onemellowmom at 5:37 PM on May. 8, 2011

  • Know how to cook at least 7 simple meals. Do laundry. Clean house. Write a check, how a checking acct works and reconciling a checkbook. How to change a tire. How deposits and leases work.Budgeting and grocery shopping on said budget. Boys or girls. My boys both knew how to do these when they left home to go to college for one, the Army for the other. If they chose not to do them it wasn't because they didn't know how.
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 5:37 PM on May. 8, 2011

  • ambition and a well thought out plan for their future
    work ethic
    a high school diploma
    social skills
    money management skills
    gwen20

    Answer by gwen20 at 5:37 PM on May. 8, 2011

  • Cook, clean, pay bills, balance a checkbook, laundry and time management
    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 5:40 PM on May. 8, 2011

  • they should for sure have their own mind. they cannot follow everyone else.

    they should know how to handle their money and not expect mom/dad to save them.

    basic skills like reading and writing- simple math.

    john2007

    Answer by john2007 at 6:24 PM on May. 8, 2011

  • They should know how to maintain a checking account, comparrison shop, the basics of cooking, laundry, vehicle maintenance. They also should be warned about accumilating credit debt.
    popzaroo

    Answer by popzaroo at 6:25 PM on May. 8, 2011

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