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Teaching Teens Independent Living Skills

Independent living skills, or life skills, are important life lessons teens need to learn in order to successfully navigate the world when they become adults. These parenting teens resources that will help your teen master the independent living skills they will need to live on their own and enjoy a happy, successful life.

15 Skills Your Teen Needs to Be Successful at Living Independently
Being independent and able to live on their own is the goal of a successful young adult and their parents. But it isn't easy. Older teens often feel they can take the big step towards independent living without possessing all of the skills they will need to succeed in the world at large.

15 Life Skills Your Teen Needs to Be Successful at Living Independently
Life Skills will help your teen be independent and able to live on their own, which is the goal of a successful young adult and their parents. But it isn't easy. Older teens often feel they can take the big step towards independent living without possessing all of the life skills they will need to succeed in the world at large.

Life Skills for Teens: Finding and Keeping a Job Skills
In order to live independently, your teen will need to have a job. The job will need to make enough money to cover their living expenses, at minimum. Today’s happy young adult has a job that contributes to a high quality of life and not just monetarily. Here are the skills your teen will need to have in order to find and keep jobs that...

Life Skills for Teens - Good Health and Hygiene Skills
In order for your teen to be happy while they live independently, they will need to be successful at keeping their bodies healthy and clean. These life skills are taught throughout your teen's childhood and adolescence by encouraging good hygiene routines and healthy habits.

Life Skills for Teens: Goal Setting and Obtaining Skills
Defining what it is you want is called setting a goal. Figuring out and taking the actions you need to get your goal is how you obtain that goal. Both of these are important life skills. Learning how to set and obtain a goal are necessary life skills your teen will need to be a happy and successful adult.

Life Skills for Teens - Teaching Transportation
One life skill that teens need to learn to become independent but generally leave to their parents or caregivers, is transportation or getting from Point A to Point B. Here is a list of transportation lessons - and experiences if you can swing it - that your teen will benefit from learning now, while you are still able to help.

Life Skills for Teens: Goal Setting and Obtaining Skills
Defining what it is you want is called setting a goal. Figuring out and taking the actions you need to get your goal is how you obtain that goal. Both of these are important life skills. Learning how to set and obtain a goal are necessary life skills your teen will need to be a happy and successful adult.

Helping Teens Cope with Loneliness
Coping with loneliness is a very important skill on my list of needed independent living skills for teens because every teen I've ever known has needed it. Teens who know how to recognize loneliness as the temporary feeling it is, use their support system and work through their loneliness do just fine.

Printable Goals Setting Worksheet for Teens
This printable worksheet will help your teen set and obtain goals by organizing their thoughts and having a place to write it down. Here are the directions to use it.

Real Goals for Teens
Real goals teens or parents have tried and how these goals worked out for them. Advice given by real parents and teens trying to set and obtain life goals.See submissions

Independent Living Skills: Time Management
Teaching time management should be a priority for parents of teens because it helps teens become independent and successful. Find out how with these tips.

Teaching Your Teen How to Deal with an Emergency
Teenagers need to learn how to deal with an emergency. This article will help you teach your teen how to handle different types of emergencies in a way that your teen will be able to remember and use this information in the future.

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