Life skills curriculum is one way of teaching your boy about the real world that he will eventually be a part of. There is so much more to a good education than reading writing and math.
After all even a super smart kid who can memorize presidents, dates, and all the important scientific facts, needs to live in this world.
All the knowledge in this world will do him no good without the wisdom of how to use it. This is the spot where I'll start collecting articles about curriculum and activities to help you grow your son into a man.
I'd love to hear your stories too. I've included an area below (scroll down just a bit) where you can tell about teaching your boys a skill, or just a fun story about when they learned something important. Let's share.
Money and financial responsibility is something everyone, not just the boys, need to learn about. Learn how to get out of debt and teach your teens to stay out of debt in the first place. Learn about investing, budgeting, frugal shopping, buying a car, credit ratings and more. Of course the most important teaching is by example and discussion. But there are good books and curriculum to help you out.
Personal Finance for teens click for our ideas and methods of teaching this important topic.
Foundations in Personal Finance - a teen oriented personal finance course that you should not pass by.
|The Truth Project - a biblical world view is one of the most important things we can give our sons. Teach them what this means and how to interpret what the world will try to tell them.
This video series would be for the more mature teens. Not because of anything offensive but simply because it is not geared to entertain. Many segments are very entertaining... it includes clips from experts, and the most interesting interviews of people from many world view backgrounds. You will learn about how people view the world... the goal of the series is to get you to look at the world around you with new eyes... and it works.
My 15 and 16 yo sons watched this with me. I must admit I had to require it... but as we watched I got great reactions and questions from them. I know they learned from it. This would be great for a high school youth group study.
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