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Life Skills #7264150
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the Garden thread and some comments there got me thinking about my life skills list

this is the list of things that should all be checked off I looked and it seems I started this list about 2012

this was my list of everything a 18 year old should know and have done I must admit I fell short on a few things with my oldest Daughter now 19 she hasn't left the house did her first year of college to become an art teacher from home online. her running a power saw , doing electrical work beyond replacing the end of an extension cord , or shooting a shotgun probably aren't going to happen .but the rest of the list is done and she has a lot of experience in some of the areas like baking.
She also has some incredible art skills
when I said you should help with this electrical or plumbing , I got , I will turn off the water and call you if the pipe breaks

she can shoot rifle and handgun, she chooses not to shoot although the opportunity is offered

what do you think , any additions needed?


Life skills


Cleaning skills

Scour a sink
Scour a tub
Clean a toilet
Clear a drain with plunger , snake and liquid drain opener
Clean windows and mirrors
Wash dishes in a sink or dish pans
Sweep a floor
Vacuum a rug or hard floor
Mop a floor , and wash a floor on hands and knees
Washing machine and dryer operation

Cooking skills

Knife skills
Kitchen safety food , cuts and burns
Make salads
Make pasta
Eggs , scrambled , fried , baked and boiled
Roast a chicken
Make gravy
Grill a steak
Use probe thermometer
Stir fry
Make a sauce
Breading fish and eggplant
Cook rice
Bake a cake
Separate an egg
Make bread , kneading
Make a stew
Make a broth soup
Pressure cooker basics
Canning basics

Financial skills
Open an account
Balance an account
Write a check
Count back change

Sewing Skills
Sew on a patch like rank or flag patch
Sew on a patch to mend pants
Hem pants / skirt
Sew on buttons

Workshop and tool skills
Shop safety , glasses , hearing ,clothing , do’s and don’ts
Check tire pressure
Check oil on small engine
Check oil and all fluids on car
Use a circular saw
Use a hand saw
Use a hacksaw
Use a drill - drill wood and steel
Use epoxy
Glue pvc
Change a tire and jack safety ,4way and ratchet


Home maintenance repair skills
How to turn off the gas
How to turn off the water
How to turn off the main breaker or fuse
GFI what they are how to test and reset
Circuit breakers , what they are how to reset, why they trip
Volts , amps , watts , E=P/I , calculating a load
Wiring an outlet
Wiring a switch
Replacing the end on an extension cord
Water heater maintenance
Replacing furnace filters
Changing a door lock
Clothes dryer maintenance - cleaning and checking vent
How to find a wall stud
How to fix a running toilet
Replacing the end on a garden hose

Basic gun skills
Hunters ed
Load and unload
Cleaning
Rifle marksmanship
Pistol marksmanship
Shotgun on moving target clay


Employment , resume , application , and work skills.
Fill out an application
Make a resume
Interview
Most valued work skills - attendance , on time , on task , responsible , clear communication


Medical
Cuts
Burns
CPR CCR
Take temp
Basic meds safety , Tylenol , ibuprofen , alive ,Benadryl
How to make a 911 call what to say and what not to say
How to apply a tourniquet
Makeshift tourniquets
Splinting
Bleed stop


America only has one issue, we have a Responsibility crisis and everything else stems from it.
Re: Life Skills [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7264161
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Dang your kids must of thought you were a pain in the donkey but will probably thank you in real life!

Re: Life Skills [Re: Mad Scientist] #7264166
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Originally Posted by Mad Scientist
Dang your kids must of thought you were a pain in the donkey but will probably thank you in real life!


there were some things that were more of a talk though like turning off the gas

but it is amazing how often things just kind of came up both girls are into crafts so at some point there was a need to use a hand saw and I am not saying the girls have mastered everything but a little exposure.

my son while he has not sewn much can get a patch on and has a lot more experience in other items on the list

Yeah they may have thought I was a jack wagon when I bough 7 sacks of green peppers 99 cents a sack from the reduced produce and they were all around the table learning to make diced bell pepper and we were freezing them up in gallon bags or learning knife skills on carrots

learning burn care was easy , just buy them a hot glue gun for their crafts.


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Re: Life Skills [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7264171
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Yeah definitely wish my dad was more like you but I eventually learned the list of life skills one way or the other and still learn things every day.58 years and counting.

Re: Life Skills [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7264174
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Hand to hand skills

Manage a motorcycle

Re: Life Skills [Re: rszwieg] #7264193
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Originally Posted by rszwieg
Hand to hand skills

Manage a motorcycle

the girls especially are not interested in martial arts , they have been instructed where to cut to get effective stops arteries , veins , tendons ect with rubber training knives

I don't see the girls riding motorcycle , if they did they would need to take a riding class to get the endorsement on their license

giving bikes greater distance and such in driving a car/truck was covered


America only has one issue, we have a Responsibility crisis and everything else stems from it.
Re: Life Skills [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7264196
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One thing I didn't see on the list: How to do their own taxes.

Re: Life Skills [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7264206
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Even if she doesnt get to the bottom of that list I still think she will be ahead of the average young person in her age group. It is hard to watch but I see most of them having only a few skills that include video games, being offended by everything, and never accepting responsibility if something goes wrong


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Yeeeep when I get some youngins imma drop em off with ole uncle Greencounty for spring break grin


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Add one to the bottom.....
" if all else fails, marry a rich guy "

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Originally Posted by Wolfdog91
Yeeeep when I get some youngins imma drop em off with ole uncle Greencounty for spring break grin

we are boat building this weekend

got the floor cut Sunday and spent he week resining the panels , tonight need to get primer on the undersides and hopefully pour expanding flotation foam and lay the floor tomorrow
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this was how it started looking taking it apart


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How to handle a horse. Could be a very handy skill if the grid goes down. I don't plan on hauling all my essentials on my back.

Re: Life Skills [Re: Weatherby270] #7264239
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Originally Posted by Weatherby270
One thing I didn't see on the list: How to do their own taxes.


your right it should be , my wife helped them with it this year and last so they are getting some

their taxes are really simple currently

my youngest 16 started her first for pay job a month ago she is a Nutrition Assistant at a Nursing home , unfortunately last night they announced they are closing at the end of the summer so she is going to get laid off. another life lesson , go looking for your next job.

that makes 2 of my 3 that have commercial kitchen and dishwashing experience.


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Originally Posted by hippie
Add one to the bottom.....
" if all else fails, marry a rich guy "

I have an aunt who tried that , really didn't work out so well , He was from old east coast money , her first husband Uncle Dick who she was happy as could be with 3 kids died in a fishing accident got caught in the net and drown him and another guy both good friends.

it was all good till the money ran out or more like he got cut off by the family then he well wasn't a very nice person having not learned to work and live without family money.

then she left him and moved back to WI with 6 kids to be dirt poor and tend bar and live a happy life single , she says men and dogs it's nice when they come to visit but I don't need to have one anymore 3-4 days is plenty.

she is a lot more at home in the woods in the house her Grandpa built that she grew up in.


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Lots of good info and desire to instruct.

I've always believed that learning does not stop, it just slows down, seems the longer kids stay at home for what ever reason, they tend to not use what is learned if some one else is doing it.

We always had days assigned to kids to help them do all manner of things, like dinner, washing laundry, cleaning, repairs on home, maintaining vehicles, just the whole rampant of life, so that learning was not just reading and watching but actual doing which seems to instill a longer remembrance of how to do things on your own.

When problems arose of what to do we as parents who had the learning already done would help in discussion to move things along but did not take over, this also help in learning to talk things out when they got flustered with the problems, something I feel is really lost in todays families.

That it is ok to talk things out and not just walk away or throw a tantrum and maybe cause more of a problem with that result.

Worked for us !


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Originally Posted by GREENCOUNTYPETE
Originally Posted by rszwieg
Hand to hand skills

Manage a motorcycle

the girls especially are not interested in martial arts , they have been instructed where to cut to get effective stops arteries , veins , tendons ect with rubber training knives

I don't see the girls riding motorcycle , if they did they would need to take a riding class to get the endorsement on their license

giving bikes greater distance and such in driving a car/truck was covered

I'm not into bikes either but do know how to ride from A to B. Could be useful someday.

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Make a fire and filter water....


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Basic leatherwork/repair is a decent one to have.

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I have never made pasta or changed the filter on a furnace. Never lived in a house or had a close friend who lived in one with a furnace, so I've never been around one. Pasta is just one of them things I pretty much never buy, although I do like a good lasagna, otherwise, I'll eat it fine if somebody makes it, but never cared for enough to learn how to make noodles myself, and if everything fell apart and we couldn't buy noodles I wouldn't miss them.

Other than that I pretty much have the list covered, although a couple things like calculating a load I would have to do a quick refresher on. And things like canning/pressure cooking I could follow directions/recipe but wouldn't do it without them in front of me, just something I don't do often enough to have stuff memorized, but I've done it and know how, just need times, etc. written down to follow.

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This is a great idea.


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