72 Life Skills that your kids need to know before they leave the house

If you are a parent, you understand the struggle with raising a child. The Morning Thing crew understands and wants to help!
We found an incredible list of skills that are crucial for kids getting ready for a transition of leaving home.

Check out the full list here from imom.com

  1. Passport to Purity book study
  2. How to read and apply the Bible.
  3. How to study and apply biblical parables.
  4. How to play golf.
  5. How to play tennis.
  6. Know your family history. Involve both sets of grandparents.
  7. Go on a date night with mom. She shows him the basics of treating a girl on a date.
  8. How to tie a tie and bow tie.
  9. How to keep score for a baseball game.
  10. Why and how should we save money?
  11. Why is baptism a big deal?
  12. The 5 S’s of Manhood/Womanhood – (Step up, Speak out, Stand strong, Stay humble, Serve the King)
  13. How to use power tools (examples: lawnmower, saw, drill)
  14. Gun safety, operation, and maintenance
  15. How to set and reach goals.
  16. How to be a Godly brother.
  17. Cults and false religions of the world
  18. Why and how do you write a thank you note?
  19. Importance of connection to other believers in small group and corporate church
  20. Confronting the lure of pornography.
  21. How to shoot a bow and arrow.
  22. Basic home plumbing
  23. How to kayak.
  24. Basic principles of investing in financial markets
  25. White water rafting
  26. Interior home demolition/construction
  27. The importance of abiding with God daily (John 15)
  28. How to drive a car.
  29. How to shave.
  30. Importance of looking back and remembering
  31. How to develop a prayer life.
  32. How to disagree with friends, authorities, and relatives.
  33. What can I do to make this the best year of my life?
  34. What to look for at a college visitation
  35. Deep sea fishing
  36. Identifying idols
  37. What do I say to my friend who keeps on sinning?
  38. Is it ok for a teenager to date?
  39. Importance of accountability
  40. Preparing and living on a budget
  41. How to respond to foolish person?
  42. What does a true friend look like?
  43. What does courageous leadership look like? (Look for local/current examples)
  44. How should people who love God set their priorities?
  45. How should I choose a college?
  46. 5 movies to see
  47. Dating well
  48. What to do in a wreck/changing tire/basic car stuff
  49. Voting. Why is voting a privilege and how do I decide who I will vote for?
  50. What does generosity with time and money look like?
  51. How do you share and talk about your faith?
  52. What does it mean to “turn the other cheek?”
  53. What does Sabbath or rest look like?
  54. How and why do we pray?
  55. What does it look like to apologize and ask for forgiveness?
  56. How to make a great steak and burger on the grill.
  57. How do I go food shopping?
  58. How to resolve conflict biblically.
  59. How to play poker/Black Jack/Texas Hold’Em.
  60. How to play chess.
  61. How to create a resume.
  62. How to interview for a job.
  63. How do I understand and use my gifts and passions?
  64. How to camp and hike.
  65. How do I know what to study in the Bible?
  66. How to take care of clothes – laundry, ironing, etc.
  67. How to paint a room.
  68. How to hang pictures on a wall and do basic house repairs.
  69. How to choose a good book to read.
  70. How to make breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  71. How do I book travel and navigate an airport?
  72. Last but certainly not least… how to brew a good pot of coffee!

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