Life Skills

Charter Moms Chats: Inga Cotton, Founder and Executive Director of San Antonio Charter Moms, shares her thoughts and answers your questions.

While our kids are at home with us, this is a good opportunity to teach them life skills like cooking, washing dishes, and doing laundry. This suggestion is not meant to make you feel guilty—have a pajama day if you need it!—but it can feel really good, when you are tired at the end of the day, to see your kids taking out the trash and know that you can take a break.

We can also build up our kids’ practical tech skills, like writing and sending email, using a calendar, and accessing files on Google drive. If you have a favorite typing program, please tell us—that’s on our wish list.
As it is with school work, getting your kids motivated to do chores can be a challenge. It can help to talk about how the skills will help them be independent in the future. Also, you can include your kids in discussions about the family budget—a suggestion from a guest blog post last week, “Keep Calm and Parent On.”

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