A recent survey of 1,000 parents identified fifty skills they are afraid their children will not have when they’re adults. Here are the top ten:
1. How to deal with stress. 29% said they’re worried their kids won’t have the emotional skills to deal with tough situations.
2. How to budget.
3. How to deal with a broken heart. 20% of parents said they’re concerned.
4. How to save money.
5. How to pay bills.
6. How to drive a car.
7. Dealing with a mortgage.
8. How to look after yourself on a night out.
9. How to change a tire.
10. How to be independent. Or in other words . . . will they EVER move out?
The survey also found the #1 way kids learn life skills is through their parents. So don’t rely on their teachers for all this stuff. And nearly three-quarters of parents surveyed said financial skills are the most important things kids need to learn.
You can find a link to the survey here.