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When your child leaves home, replacing the school book bag with the briefcase, what skills do you want him to master? Parents focus directly on the Soft Skills like. Employers agree these are the traits that lead to success. PayScale , the largest salary level database in the world, reports a major disconnect between what employers seek in their entry level students and what universities teach. Teens are concerned and so are their parents. The slide above is from her material. Even with the best intentions, we moms and dads can alienate our teens and teach them to reject our values …or we can connect with them and give ourselves a chance to keep training our kids in positive skills.
Before you know it, your teenager will be leaving the nest. So, take the opportunity now to teach your teenager some critical life skills! Before teens launch from home, they should learn to start being their own advocates.
Then suddenly, as in my case, some of us are looking up at our high schooler. In the long run, we need to continue doing so. But what life skills do your teens need to learn?