Diane, can you suggest a list of books and resources covering life skill topics that would be helpful for homeschooled high schoolers to read before graduating from high school?
Sure, Mike, because there are many good resources available, parents don’t have to start from scratch when teaching their teens life skills. We mentioned earlier Barbara Frank’s book, Life Prep for Homeschooled Teenagers. This resource provides projects, a reading list for both parents and students, and also helpful charts and worksheets for life skills projects. Another good book for teaching life skills is Life Skills for Kids: Equipping Your Child for the Real World by Christine Field. In addition, HSLDA’s Homeschooling Thru High School website provides newsletters and book suggestions for teaching teens financial management, home economics, relational skills, and job preparation skills including interviewing and resume tips. Life skills projects are not only practical, but they’re fun! Your teens will enjoy these projects, and you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you’re preparing them for life.
Diane, these resources sound fantastic and thank you so much. Until next time, I’m Mike Smith.