Life Skills Your Kids Need Before They Launch

This show is called Life Skills, so let’s talk about 6 Life Skills Areas that will allow your kids to launch!Life Skills Your Kids Need before they Launch

This show is called Life Skills, so let’s talk about 6 Life Skills Areas that will allow your kids to launch!

  • Food – Plan, Prep, Budget, Shop, Cook, Clean, Use Left-overs
  • Shelter -Shop for, save for pay mortgage and insurance
  • Vocation/ Work -what areas make sense for your kids, preparing for the future economies, including Gig Economy
  • Money -how to earn, save, spend, give
  • Health -keeping it, re-building, mental, social, physical, spiritual
  • Transportation – how to buy a car, maintain it, clean it, repair it and insure it.

True North Homeschool Academy Classes that teach Life Skills:

Personal Finance

Life Skills `

Health

Career Exploration 6 Week Summer Class

Career Exploration Full Year Class

Study Skills 6 Week Summer Class

Study Skills Full Year Class

Economics

Classes in Bible, Theology and Apologetics

Other Resources

Joy of Cooking

Usborne First Cookbook

Hear Lisa speak in person at the Great Homeschool Conventions in SC, OH and TX! She’ll be talking about the Future Proof Your Kids Towards Success and Credits, Transcripts and Tests, Oh My!

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Develop your Student’s Standout Factor

Developing your student’s stand out factor can garner scholarship dollars and opportunities!Develop your Student’s Standout Factor

And garner scholarship dollars and opportunities!

What is a Stand-Out Factor?

A Stand out factor can be many different things but they are most likely to include:

  • Initiative –student initiated, led and directed
  • Passion – student has personal investment
  • Individuality –has to do specifically with the students core values
  • Strategy –student has strategized to achieve

I would also recommend that a Stand-Out Factor include:

  • Positive impact on others
  • Uniqueness
  • Broad Reach & Big Win

How can you tell if you have developed your stand-out factor?

It’s the difference between ordinary and extraordinary

How to develop your Develop your Child’s Standout Factor: 

  • Write, perform and publish a quality play,book, music or film
  • Develop art skills like throwingdrawing and painting, pottery, creating stained glass windows/ lamps, blacksmithing, etc and enter art contests
  • Hike a trail for a cause or a challenge
  • Raise money to travel abroad and serve on a mission
  • Breed and trademark a type of fruit or flower
  • Breed and sell a pet- iguana, dogs, miniature cows
  • Win money as a prize bowler, archer, skier, etc
  • Start a business, track your earnings and impact
  • Help run a state ornational political campaign, work as a legislative Paige,
  • Study and PerformShakespeare
  • Learn multiple languages, particularlyCritical Languages
  • Travel internationally; create guidebook or blog about travels, do international community service or charity work
  • Do hundreds of hours ofCommunity Service
  • Build a functioning web-site
  • Build something impressive- like a Robot, Drone or Plane, or replicate all of the Enterprises’ ships as models
  • Earn a license or Certification– pilot’s, drone, PADI
  • Learn tech- 3-D Printing, Robotics, Photoshop, Photography and it’s many digital uses!
  • Earn Awards such as the National Latin Exam, German National Exam,
  • Participate in and win National Competitions- Geography, History,Bible, Poetry
  • Participate in CAP or Jr ROTC
  • Turn your interest in performing into becoming a juggler or clown
  • Turn your interests into an opportunity to impart your knowledge to others and teach a skills you’ve learned in person, or online

Use What You Have to Develop your Student’s Standout Factor!

Outsource When Needed

High School is the perfect time to develop your students stand out factor, through clubs, projects and course work that helps them understand themselves and opportunities more robustly, such as our Orienteering course. 

Read the Blog Post!

Dr. David and Lisa Nehring talk about helpful communication skills!

If you need help identifying or knowing how to further develop your students stand out factor, we’d love to help! Check out our Academic Advising program and Parent Membership programs!

Hear Lisa speak in person at the Great Homeschool Conventions in SC, OH and TX! She’ll be talking about the Future Proof Your Kids Towards Success and Credits, Transcripts and Tests, Oh My!

Marketable Skills Classes at True North 

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Launching Your High Schooler Into Life – HIRL Episode 57

HIRL-Episode-57Back in Episode 25, we talked about launching your kid into college. During that discussion, we explained how we have chosen to launch our kids during their senior year of high school, which allows them the freedom to begin making life decisions before they even leave our home.

One of our listeners wrote in and asked if we would explain what that looks like from a practical standpoint. On this episode, we talk through what launching your high schooler into life can look like when you begin that during the senior year, before they even leave your home.  What does it look like to remove curfews and provide the freedom for your children to make their own choices regarding sleep schedules, work schedules, schooling and relationships and how do you walk alongside them when those choices lead to disappointment.

Timeline
0:53– Introduction
10:20 – Launching Your Kids From High School

Show Notes

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Music clips used on this show:

“Free Fallin'” Tom Petty (Buy It Here On iTunes)

“Carefree” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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