School and home education can do a lot for your child. Without these resources, the human race would be much further behind in science and technology than we are today, making them very important. But, schools don’t teach you everything. In fact, some people find that their education leaves them woefully unprepared for adulthood, and this is where you come in. As a parent, you have the power to change this for your kids. By teaching them the right things, you can make their graduation from childhood to adulthood much easier.
To help you out, this post will go through some of the areas that schools seldom cover.
Finance plays a huge part in modern life, and learning how to use it properly can be very hard. Most young people will work an entry-level job when they first get into a job. This limits their income a lot, making it hard to get started in life.
With some background knowledge about budgeting, saving, and investment, though, you can teach your child to be responsible with their money. This can give your kids a huge advantage over their peers, knowing how they should look after their money long before they ever need to.
To make this work, it can be worth giving your child pocket money and the freedom to spend it how they’d like. They will quickly learn that they need to save to get the most out of their money.
Early understanding of finances can begin with simply showing them different coins, telling them the names of the change, and later asking them to name each one. Also, use printable activities to teach them stock market basics.
From childhood to adulthood: Commitments
Of course, money isn’t the only thing in life, and, for a lot of people, won’t be considered the most important thing, either. Instead, the ability to commit can be something a lot of people struggle with when they’ve moved from childhood to adulthood.
This can make relationships and jobs difficult to manage, without the right preparation. One of the best ways to build a strong sense of commitment in your youngster is by giving them a pet.
As long as it doesn’t harm the animal, your child should have to look after it fully. This will mean finding flea products for dogs and cats, as well as being in charge of keeping the animal clean. Most kids don’t have the chance to develop this sort of attribute. But, it can be something which makes their future life a lot easier.
Being able to understand other people’s feelings is something a lot of adults struggle with. Lacking empathy is very common, with people seeing themselves at the center of the universe.
In reality, though, everyone out there is just as important as your child. With this realization, it can be very hard for an adult to get through life. To help your child, they should have the chance to socialize as much as possible while they are young.
Time with friends will teach them how to interact with others, while also giving them an idea of how they’d feel in other people’s positions. Empathy can be essential in a lot of cases. So, it makes sense to encourage it in your child.
Final words on graduating from childhood to adulthood
Hopefully, this post will inspire you to start working harder on the future of your child, long before they ever need it. Getting this sort of work out of the way early will help you to focus on other areas of your child’s education. This is often the best way to ensure the end of their education isn’t overly stressful.
16 thoughts on “From childhood to adulthood: How prepare your kids for adult life”
Lovely goals I️ aspire to build my saving in the year 2018 so I️ can have that comfort of knowing !!!! Thank you for sharing !!! You gained a follower with such witty reading ! It’s such a hard adjustment and the question is who created adulting !
My parents taught me to love books and that became a second, parallel educational experience all its own!
Love this post! I feel like there is such a huge emphasis in our society on a child being intelligent. That seems to be the ultimate objective for many parents. Whether it be through Montessori school or fancy educational toys, the products and programs catered to this aim seem endless. I find myself in that trap often but I try to remember that while learning academically is crucial, the most important “skills” a child could develop are empathy and kindness. Those need to be taught with the heart!
When my kids were in their teens, I tried to bridge what I saw as gaps in my own knowledge from when I was first on my own. I started putting their allowance into a bank account for them, which became their responsibility to manage. I took them shopping with me, and sat down with them and explained what bills we had to pay and the importance of budgeting. I felt by by giving them real-life examples of finances and encouraging their participation in such things was more beneficial than what little they were taught on the subject in school.
Money and commitment. My parents did an amazing job at that! Empathy was instilled in my by introspection – I learned that what I did not want for myself, I would not want for others and what would hurt me, might also cause pain to others.
You might think of treating this piece as an intro to a longer list of what parents need to teach their kids. Great ideas!!!
I particularly loved the part about having empathy. <3
I left home at a very early age to venture out into the world. I had many of the skills needed as I had a wonderful loving family. One of the first things I learned was I need a better education and I struggled through working and taking night school.
I am a real advocate for any young person to get a trade before considering or committing to a long term University degree. No matter where they find themselves in life they will always have work with a trade.
I was very fortunate to have experienced many trades over the years. It opened the doors many times for me.
Great post Christy. Raising children is the most important job we all do whether we are birth parents or not. it’s exhausting and hard to give this the full amount of attention, but should be every single person’s priority!
Those are indeed important things to learn, Christy. Robert Kiyosaki writes about money a lot in his books. There’s a lot of good material about empathy too, but I haven’t seen much on commitment. Thanks for sharing.
Great post Christy,
school does not teach us all,you are right. Like how to be happy,how to be healthy,how to deal with life etc.
The idea of giving a pet is so different. Great post
There is SO much not covered in schools. These are a great start, you’ll never go wrong with any of them.
Life on free trial is over. It’s pay to play. Almost like video games :)
My parents taught me to love books and that became a second, parallel educational experience all its own.
So true! Great read, thank you! 😊