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by Leiann Lynn Rose Spontaneo (subscribe)
Studied Political Science at Duquesne University. Highest Honors Graduate in Fitness and Nutrition from Stratford Career Institute. Self-Taught Cook. Self-Taught Make-Up Artist. Loves Her Loved Ones. Frugal Gal.
Published October 13th 2022
Don't throw your child into the real world
Do not let your child fend for themself in this world. Yes, a child can be smart but a child can often lack common sense like I did.

I have made a list of things your child needs to know.

Teach a child:

How to cook

Cooking is a forever skill. A child should not have to rely on McDonald's for their meals. We all need to eat. You should teach a child how to prepare healthy and frugal meals. Expensive meals are not always the healthiest.

How to clean

Give your child a chore. Reward them for this chore. Make them feel important.

How to exercise

Child obesity is rising. Turn on YouTube and search for an exercise video.

How to take up a hobby

For example, give them some crayons and gel pens with some coloring books and let them create masterpieces!

How to behave

Often, it is the parent that needs to be taught how to behave. So many parents use foul language and they usually say such language in front of their kids. Then, the kids pick up on this language.

How to give

For example, around Christmas, let them choose a gift to give to an organization.

How to save

Teach them to be frugal. Teach them to wear thrift store clothing, off-brand products, groceries that are on sale or clearance, dollar store toiletries, etc.

Finally, I am not criticizing you as a parent. Your child could be crying for these productive moments with you, yet do not know how to tell you.

I had to wait until I had grown up. Don't wait!
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