10 Skills to Teach Your Teen Before College

If you've got a high schooler in the house, you know the clock is ticking until they finally fly the coop! That also means your teen will soon be largely on his own ... a scary thought. But it doesn't have to be, provided you've equipped them with the practical skills they need to live like a civilized human being. Remember: the tasks that seem second nature to you -- cooking, writing a formal email, saying "thanks but no thanks" -- may feel completely foreign to your kid. So make sure to teach your high schooler these 10 essential skills before you send them out into the world to save yourself decades of worry (and bags of dirty laundry) down the road.

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Skills every high schooler should know

What skills do you think teens should know before heading off to college?

 

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