Sunday, May 22, 2005

What I Want To Teach My Children

I have a list of things that I want to teach my children so that they can function on their own as adults. This list would be the same for boys and girls.
  • How to do basic household repairs and improvements (plumbing, electrical, decorating, etc.)
  • How to plant and maintain a garden and lawn
  • Managing a budget and living within it
  • Long-term financial planning
  • How to plan, cook, and serve basic healthy meals
  • Basic baking
  • Repairing and maintaining clothes and linens (inc. replacing buttons, sewing a seam, hemming, ironing, and laundry)
  • Power tool operation and safety
  • Household cleaning.

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