The other day I noticed a sign at a gas station forbidding "minors" from pumping gas. I'm going to go out on a limb and assume it had something to do with liability, but I still rolled my eyes. Are we raising a generation of kids so inept that a teenager can't handle pumping some gas?
Well, actually, yes. I've been hearing from parents, employers, waitresses, and myriad other adults lately that they're fed up with the stunted development they've noted in a number of today's teens. And parents, let me tell you, it's not just the kids they're mad at it ... it's the parents who are raising these immature teenagers!
So parents, here it is, on behalf of your kids, I've got a list of the life skills they really should know by the time they're teenagers. Time to get started on your kids!
Do your kids know how to do everything on this list? What else do you think teens need to know?
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If your teen is eating out with friends, they NEED to know how to properly treat waitstaff. That means no leaving a pile of pennies and a mess for the waitress.
Something my kids handmade
A fun holiday at home with my family
Some time off!
Something just for me, like a plush robe