children "need" to learn?
Yes, that is what I'm thinking as well....
For my children:
Swimming, team sports, cooking, cleaning, basic car care, basic first aid, how to use a hammer, saw, drill, basic home repair type stuff, sewing, care of themselves....I'm sure there are more though....
So far, we are doing pretty well knocking off that list.
That's a good question.
I think I'll copy hrs...
Cooking (at least rudimentary)Car care (or at least enough knowledge to know who to take it to and when)Basic sewing (buttons and simple patches to get you through that meeting when your button pops off)basic housecleaningHow to use a hammer and screwdriverHow to unclog a drainHow to plunge a toilet (I guess all these three -- and more -- can be lumped under basic home repair)basic first aid/911
I would add that they need to learn how to handle their emotions.
How to speak up and not be afraid to ask questionsSolid work ethicTaking care of one's possessions so that they last longer
I was just coming back to say speak up, ask questions, and ask for help
I agree with the work ethic, and taking care of one's possessions (stewardship).
Okay, I thought of a couple more.
oops, see that's what I get for skimming through, and not reading posts entirely.
How to argue effectively and think for themselves. 2nd (or 3rd) would be to enjoy themselves as adults.
The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett
They should have some basic idea of how to run a house, from laundry to paying the utility bills. They should know how to care for themselves, hygiene, doctors etc.
They should understand how money works, loans, CCs, mortgages, savings etc. They should also have some idea how money works on the macro level, what inflation is, for example.
They should know a foreign language and the rudiments of music.
They should have some sense of how politics work, generally and in the country where they live.
They should have a sense of history and literature, even if it is rudimentary. They should know their family history. They should know basic art history.
They should know their religion. They can discard it or choose not to believe in it, but they should be taught the fundamentals of a religion that is relevant (i.e. it is the state religion or it is dad's religion or mom's).