By Carolyn Tisdale
Raising children is all about establishing certain responsibilities for them and setting age deadlines for the children to start assuming those responsibilities.
As a mother, I’ve tried to prioritize home economics as a guideline in the household for my children. I’m what you call a part-time homeschool mother who is trying to transition into a full-time home-based educator. I can guarantee one thing, though, these schools aren’t teaching home economics in class the way they did when I was growing up.
One of my favorite online places to shop from home, read about family, and learn things about home economics is SimpleMost.com. Not too long ago, this website published an article that was titled “7 Things Your Kids Should Know How To Do By The Time They Turn 13.”
The article was written by a blogger named Brittany Anas. In her articles for SimpleMost.com, Anas writes about a lot of neat stuff about children. Here is a breakdown of a few things she claimed children should know how to do by their 13th birthday.
1. How To Cook-
For this skill, Anas wrote the following:
“Giving your kids some confidence in the kitchen can help set them up for financial success and healthy living habits in the future. One idea? Teach them a few easy and healthy recipes they can confidently make. Chances are they’ll keep them in their repertoire even after they’ve left home.”
2. Basic Financial Literacy-
Anas summed up the ever-so-important responsibilities about money this way:
“Only 17 states require high school students to take a course in personal finance, according to a 2016 Council for Economic Education survey. More colleges are starting to add financial literacy programs after finding young adults are clueless about budgeting basics. Give your children a head start by teaching them about budgeting, saving and managing expenses.”
You can read more of the interesting SimpleMost.com article by Anas by clicking the link to the source of this article listed below.