Monthly Archives: April 2014

Skills and Attitudes our Children are Missing

I want to share with you skills our kids are missing, and would love to hear back whether you agree, disagree or add to the list.

  •  Social skills: Face-to-face conversation and etiquette
  • Cursive writing
  • Memorization
  • Meditation and alone-time skills
  • Nature and outdoor skills
  • Study skills
  • Crafts and creative art
  • Money management and budgeting
  • Mind math
  • Preparing a family dinner: planning, cooking, cleaning up after the meal
  • Time management
  • Alternative healing from home kitchen
  • How to tidy up their room, clean it, do the laundry and fold it
  • How to wash and clean their body
  • Care for children, pets and garden
  • Iron clothes
  • Fix clothes like fixing a button or hemming
  • Wrap presents
  • Good manners like tone of voice, how to sit, knock a door or ask a question.
  • Building healthy relationships
  • Concentration skills
  • Romancing skills: taking the time to show true emotions


Attitudes our kids are missing:

  • Commitment to people: family, friends and neighbours
  • Respect of elders and proper addressing of people
  • Family values
  • Willingness to compromise
  • Good work ethics vs. fake success
  • Nature appreciation
  • Waiting through a process vs. instantaneous (delayed gratification)

 Do you think these skills and attitudes are obsolete and useless or do our children still need it?