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Everyday Life Skills Your Teens Should Know

To help our kids become happy adults, we have to give them the gift of competence. Kids who can handle everyday tasks, from laundry to banking, are happier and more confident. Whether they're still under your roof or heading off to college, it's never too late to start teaching them how to be self-sufficient.

By Margery D. Rosen

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Food Skills

How to:
• use a microwave
• plan and shop for a healthy diet
• read nutrition labels and know what's good and what's not
• prepare, serve and store food to avoid spoilage
• cook a well-balanced meal
• know which kitchen tools and equipment to use for which tasks

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