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Life Skills Parents Worry Kids Don’t Have

Written by on April 28, 2019

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Life Skills Parents Worry Kids Don’t Have

Most parents are worried that their teenage children don’t have the essential life skills they need, research has shown.

A whopping six out of 10 parents of children aged 13 and over are concerned their kids can’t deal with stress, budget their money or even look after themselves on a night out.

One fifth of mums and dads said their teen would not be able to deal with a broken heart, while 16 per cent know they can’t stand up for themselves in the real world.

How to say ‘no’ if they don’t want to do something, public speaking and how to exhibit confidence are also among the skills modern teens lack, as is how to be independent.

On the practical side, many parents still don’t think their child can sew on a button, read a map, eat a balanced diet or iron a shirt.


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