7 Life Skills Every Teen Should Learn

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Budgeting
Setting a budget is no easy task, but it's especially difficult for young adults who've never had one before. I've been working with the teen on this one recently.... more 
Photo by: 401K Calculator
Budgeting
Setting a budget is no easy task, but it's especially difficult for young adults who've never had one before. I've been working with the teen on this one recently. She has a habit of spending money because it's there, then having none with the cell phone bill arrives!
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Fri, Jul 27, 2012 2:34 PM EDT
My oldest daughter starts high school in 3 weeks. Enter panic mode. Not only am I officially old enough to have a freshman, but it has suddenly occurred to me I have a mere 4 years to teach her everything she needs to know to live in the adult world. I remember when 18 years seemed like such a long time. Now, it feels like she's all grown up and doesn't need me anymore. Luckily, I still have a few tricks up my sleeve. We've moved past tying shoes and losing teeth and onto digital footprints and college prep, which includes teaching her the real, independent life skills she'll need to live on her own. Here are 7 life skills every teen should learn. - By Heather Sokol



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