The world changes every day like it’s said, change is the only constant thing. Generation changes, so also skills are replaced with new ones. Things become old fashions and are replaced with new ones, some are even brought back in a new, better and modernized form.
The usage of new skills and innovations cannot be over-emphasized like the usage of the computer to make a transaction from your account anywhere on the world instead of going to the bank physically or the the usage of a Bible app on a laptop to a scroll used in he BC-AC.
We and our children need to learn and keep up with these innovations because if you stop learning you start dying.
However, there are also old-fashioned skills that are becoming “lost skills.” It used to be that many of us would learn these things from our parents and grandparents, but somewhere along the way we are losing those skills to teach.
The good thing is that learning modern skills is that it helps you learn old fashioned skills.
1. WRITING A LETTER: YES!!! I know the internet makes it easy to just send an email or send text messages but there is something about a handwritten letter in fact I got my children to start handwriting letters to family.
2. HOW TO DO BASIC SEWING: I Mean I can’t sew but I can stitch a tear or fix a button. I learnt how to fix a button at age 11 when I was leaving for the boarding house.
3. HOW TO IRON: I iron their uniforms for school but it’s something they need to learn to do. Teenagers should be introduced to these skills gradually because of the hazards. Let these skills be age-appropriate to avoid hazards.
4. HOW TO GREET PROPERLY AND RESPECTFULLY: In the world of hello /hi we should teach our children to greet respectfully.Eg Mrs, Mr, and using names as applicable.
5. HOW TO USE THE LIBRARY/CONCORDANCE: With the rise of eBooks and the popularity of the internet, there are many kids who haven’t stepped into their public library. Not only should kids know how to use the library and to get their own library card, but they should read good old-fashioned hard copy books. I have nothing against eReaders, but I think if we never pick up actual books we are missing out on a beautiful experience, I had to teach my 7-year-old how to use her dictionary because it’s kind of similar.
6. HOW TO USE BASIC TOOLS: Children have to watch how to use tools like hammer, screw, etc, and then move further to use them with your supervision of course.it may seem like a skill everyone knows but except someone shows them it may feel like a known skill.
7. HOW TO PRESERVE FOOD AND AVOID WASTE: There is so much waste everywhere we are all guilty of it but teaching our children to preserve cuts out waste and helps save money. Lessons on how to canning, freezing, and dehydrate foods will go a long way.
8. HOW TO CLEAN HOME: They need to really learn how to properly clean and tidy the house so that they can keep theirs clean this is beyond doing it for them and hope that they learn they need to do it.
9. HOW TO LIGHT A FIRE: whether at camping or a stove or a fireplace it can save a life in an emergency.
10. HOW TO READ A MAP: GPS is a good invention, but when you don’t have access to it, your map reading skills will help.
11. HOW TO PLAN AND BUDGET: Getting them a piggy bank for savings and planning to get something when they’ve saved up for it. check my Instagram page for practical steps.
12. HOW TO COOK: this is a basic life skill every child should be taught, not anything fancy just basics.
IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO LEARN That’s why all it takes is a quick google search of basically anything you want to learn and BOOM thousands of results on how to go about it because there is a demand for it. So no pressure.
NOTE: The skills should be age appropriate.
Which of these skills are you deliberately instilling in your children. Let me know in the comment below, and please include yours so we can learn together.
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