100 Lessons Kids Should Learn #41 – #50


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.  




41.  Read.

Television and movies are great but reading a story lets your imagination show you things you could never see on a screen.


42.  When something wrong happens, don’t be so quick to point a finger. When you do, keep in mind that you’ve got three more pointing back at you.

Don’t play the blame game. Once you know what the problem is, be the one with the solution.


43.  Learn to cook.

Unless you have a personal servant, one day you’ll have to make your own food and cereal with milk is not cooking. Learn to make a sandwich. Learn how to prepare the food, clean up and put it away after. Learn how to use knives, the microwave oven and the stove.


44.  Learn to type.

It makes updating your Facebook page a lot faster and easier. Good for homework too.


45.  Take responsibility for your life.

Unless you have a personal servant, set your own alarm clock to wake up for school. Make your own bed. If you have pets, make sure they are looked after. You wanted games; put them away when you’re done. You want clean clothes; pick the dirty ones up and put them in the hamper.


46.  Form your own opinion.

There is usually more than one side to a story. Research, ask questions and once you get all the facts THEN form your own opinion.


47.  Work hard.

You have a better chance to succeed if you work hard. Give it your best effort and make sure it’s done to the best of your ability. Doing things without effort will only slow you down and take longer in the end.


48.  You will get your heart broken and you will survive.

You will love someone and sometimes they won’t love you back. That’s the way life works and it will happen to you a few times. It is painful but you will get over it and you will find someone who will love you. Just don’t be in such a rush to find them.


49.  Stay in school.

Only boneheads think they know everything. Everything you need to know is at school. Spend a few years learning instead of a lifetime of just finding out.


50.  There’s a time to work and a time to play.

You need to know the difference. When you’re at school, doing homework or helping around the house, that’s when you work. After school, after homework and when your chores are done is when you play.


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