There are plenty of milestones on the road to becoming an independent adult — and we’ve got them on our so-dorky-it’s-cool Let Grow Adulting Chart for your teen (or possibly your 20something).It includes things like:
- Do your own laundry, from start to finish.
- Write, address, and mail a letter. (We seriously watched one teen put the “To” address on the back.)
- Pay bills.
- Take over a chore a parent usually does.
If you’re so inclined, you can even pick up a pack of gold stickers so they can proudly sticker each item they conquer. YES THESE ARE IRONIC! (But what human doesn’t respond to a gold star?)
We believe life skills are incredibly powerful for helping kids of all ages get ready for the real world, and we hope you enjoy sharing this with your teen. By the way, you can get more detailed info on tasks teens should be able to do in this article.