10 Life Skills We Don’t Teach Kids At School

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10 Life Skills We Don’t Teach Kids At School

For so many things, school is a wonderful and necessary experience. But that doesn’t mean it’s perfect.

There are so many skills, things that kids need to know for their everyday life, that aren’t taught in schools at all. With parents often busy working and organising their families, they don’t always pick up the slack, leaving kids without valuable knowledge for their future.

So just what are the life skills that schools are failing to teach? Well, here are some that we’ve put together.

10 Life Skills We Don't Teach Kids At School

Concrete Skills

Concrete skills are the hands-on skills, the ones we’re using on a regular basis that are definitely necessary for an adult life.

1. Cooking


When kids don’t learn to cook, they miss out on a range of other associated skills, in particular those related to health and nutrition. Not learning to cook means being reliant on processed and convenience foods, which is a sure-fire recipe for ill-health. All kids should learn basic cooking skills, which can be expanded on as they grow.

2. Household Maintenance

Basic household maintenance skills are often not taught because they’re jobs that don’t happen everyday. But when your child moves out of home and lives alone, these skills will be really useful. Knowing how to change lightbulbs, unblock drains, clean gutters, maintain garden tools, clean air conditioners, fix leaks and so much more means less money is spent on outside help.

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Oceana Setaysha

Senior Writer A passionate writer since her early school days, Oceana has graduated from writing nonsense stories to crafting engaging content for...Read Morean online audience. She enjoys the flexibility to write about topics from lifestyle, to travel, to family. Although not currently fulfilling the job of parent, her eight nieces and nephews keep her, and her reluctant partner, practiced and on their toes. Oceana holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Writing and Indonesian, and has used her interest in languages to create a career online. She's also the resident blonde at, where she shares her, slightly dented, wisdom on photography, relationships, travel, and the quirks of a creative lifestyle. Read Less

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