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Trying to compile a list and  hoping not to miss anything.  Wrapping up with child two and want to make sure I haven't forgotten anything important.  Have you created one?  Can you give me some ideas?  Looking for more life skills, character, etc. not so much school related.  TIA!

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Great thread idea -- I hope others will pipe up!

These 2 past threads are linked on PAGE 4 of the big pinned thread "College (and post high school) Motherlode", at the top of the WTM College Board:
Before sending students off to college (things to do)
Getting them ready to leave home 
 

A few things that come to mind:
- home = basic cooking and shopping skills; how to fix basic things around the house (or even, where are circuit breakers and water turn-off)
- car = basic maintenance (check oil and tire levels, add fluids, how to pump gas)
- personal finances = budgeting, saving, investing, loans, credit cards, compound interest 
- computer = safety; social media pitfalls; basic understanding of saving files and uploading/downing; basic word processing and spreadsheet software skills; how to put together a slide show to go with a presentation
- personal safety
- s*xuality and relationships; emotional/mental safety in relationships (both friendships and intimate relationships)
- communication skills
- mental and physical health; nutrition; exercise; living a life of balance
- ins and outs of health care plan

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4 minutes ago, EKS said:

How to drive.  Apparently that's not a given anymore.

lol -- You're right! I so take that for granted that I just had basic car maintenance -- not the learning to drive! 😂

We had both DSs learn both automatic and stick, as we have both. I know stick is going the way of the dinosaur, but you never know when that might come in handy. 😉 

We also had them go through a driving course given to teens by the local police dept. that teaches how to handle wet and slippery roads, how to pull out of a skid, how to get back onto the road from a shoulder that is lower and all gravel/loose sand, etc.

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On 10/17/2020 at 7:56 PM, Lori D. said:

Great thread idea -- I hope others will pipe up!

These 2 past threads are linked on PAGE 4 of the big pinned thread "College (and post high school) Motherlode", at the top of the WTM College Board:
Before sending students off to college (things to do)
Getting them ready to leave home 
 

A few things that come to mind:
- home = basic cooking and shopping skills; how to fix basic things around the house (or even, where are circuit breakers and water turn-off)
- car = basic maintenance (check oil and tire levels, add fluids, how to pump gas)
- personal finances = budgeting, saving, investing, loans, credit cards, compound interest 
- computer = safety; social media pitfalls; basic understanding of saving files and uploading/downing; basic word processing and spreadsheet software skills; how to put together a slide show to go with a presentation
- personal safety
- s*xuality and relationships; emotional/mental safety in relationships (both friendships and intimate relationships)
- communication skills
- mental and physical health; nutrition; exercise; living a life of balance
- ins and outs of health care plan

Oh gosh, I don’t know a good amount of these things. and I didn’t know how to drive until I was 30 something. Oy.

great question OP!

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