What skills do adolescents need in their kit bag for life when they venture into the big wide world at 18 or so? Remember that everyone needs life skills to manage life. Life is a journey of continually gaining knowledge, skills and competencies. Every person is unique and every life journey is different. This downloadble list is one that many people have contributed to what would help you cope with and conquer life at the age of 18, if you were to leave the safety of the home nest? It is not gender specific, because both girls and boys need these skills to feel capable.
I know some parents who keep this list on the fridge and have their adolescents update the skills they have mastered, knowing they need at least 75 per cent before they are allowed out the door to live with their friends.
Being capable helps make young people feel confident and happy.
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