Essential Life Skills for Teens Before They Leave Home

We all hope our kids move out of our house at some point, whether off to college or a career. Great Schools has a list of 14 must-have life skills that teenagers need before they head off on their own. The time to teach them these skills is during those middle and high school years, and it can take some responsibilities off your plate as well. Among those needed skills are:

  • How to do the laundry
  • How to clean the bathroom
  • How to plunge a toilet
  • How to boil water—and more
  • How to budget
  • How to use a credit card
  • Trusting their inner voice
  • How (and when) to ask for help

Check out the full article for more information on these skills and others that your teen needs before they leave the nest.