Adolescent Life Skills
As a parent, you are trying to raise a child who will become a responsible, reliable adult. Instilling life skills in your child is essential in achieving this goal. Without the ability to make responsible choices and do everyday tasks (like preparing a meal), your child will never be truly independent. This page presents information and checklists to guide your child into adulthood.
PAMF Content for Parents
PAMF Content for Your Preteen
PAMF Content for Your Teen
- Life Skills Approaches to Improving Youth's Sexual and Reproductive Health: This is a link to Advocates For Youth's publication on the importance of teenagers learning life skills to lead successful, happy and healthy lives. It provides three different international models as examples .
- Teen Life Skills Checklist: This is a short checklist from the University of Oklahoma that measures skills for independence and success.
- Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World: Seven Building Blocks for Developing Capable Young People by Stephen H. Glenn and Jane Ed.D. Nelson
- The Teen Survival Guide to Dating and Relating: Real-World Advice on Guys, Girls, Growing Up and Getting Along, by Annie Fox and Elizabeth Verdick