100 Lessons Kids Should Learn #11 – #20


What To Do With The Kids believes that many kids today are lacking the skills they need to cope with life and are not prepared for the real world.

100 Lessons Kids Should Learn is designed to help adults prepare kids for the harsh reality of the real world.  



11.  Always check to see if there is toilet paper before you sit.

It is the one habit that will never let you down, especially when your pants are.


12.  Learn from your mistakes.

If you try something and it doesn’t work, you’ve just learned what doesn’t work and therefore you should try something else. If that doesn’t work, try something else. Keep going until you find out what works and even if you don’t find out what works, at least you’ll know what doesn’t.


13.  Good touch – bad touch.

Your mom and dad will tell you who can see you naked and no one can touch you unless they’re a doctor and one of your parents is present.


14.  Respect others.

Respect other people, their stuff and their way of life. If you don’t like it then keep quiet. You don’t know what they do or know why they do it and it’s really none of your business. If you don’t want people to disrespect you, then don’t disrespect others.


15.  Cheating and lying are choices, not mistakes.


16.  Try to solve your problems.

Having trouble with a project or can’t get something to work properly? Before you ask an adult to do it, don’t give up and try to solve the problem yourself. As long as there is no danger of hurting yourself or others, is illegal or immoral, try it yourself. Once you’ve tried it yourself and still can’t do it, ask for help.


17.  Stop complaining. There is always someone out there worst off than you.

There are people with physical and mental problems that they have to deal with every day. There are many people that don’t have the things you have or don’t have the same life style that you enjoy.


18.  9-1-1

Know when to use it. Stay calm, tell them who you are, where you are and what the emergency is and then do what they tell you to.


19.  Get into a good bedtime and morning habit.

Brush and floss, wash your face and brush your hair. A few minutes in the beginning and end of your day will keep you good looking for years. 


20.  Don’t be in a hurry to be an adult.

An adult has to deal with paying bills, working at their job and dealing with kids. It’s not easy so don’t be in a rush to become one. Enjoy your youth now because in most cases, you’ll never get to do it again.


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