Lifeskills Book Reviews
Lifeskills are one of the most valuable things we can give our children. These lifeskills book reviews will help you to think and plan out how to best help your chidlren acquire vaulable skills like caring for themselves, their environment, their spirituality and their eventual families. The links below take you to Amazon.com. If you are South African, it would be best for you to order through a local online book agent like
The lifeskills book's subtitle Equipping Your Child for the Real World, indicates what this book is all about! I initially thought that it would be a whole lot more for me to learn but was happy to find that many of the things I already did in my home with the children, was a natural outworking of our relational living style.
But even having said that, this book is fantastic for new and old homeschoolers alike, in fact it should, even more importantly, be given to school kids and their parents to help with the equipping process that they will miss out on by being at school all day.
Chapters are laid out in a user friendly way full of ideas to integrate your children into a lifestyle of learning skills like:
The attitudes and attributes that make a good employee are the same attitudes and attributes that make a good kid
Time spent together can be the healer of wounded hearts and the vehicle of life instruction. Christine Field
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Keepers of the Faith
Parents' Guide to Productive Pursuits & Practical Skills for Children
Keepers of the Faith
This lifeskills book is a collection of ideas based on the following two books to teach your children some handcrafts as well as practical lifeskills. I have found that the outlines are a bit too brief on their own and need to be used in conjunction with the Keepers and Contenders books reviewed below.
Keepers at home
Keepers of the Faith
We mothers certainly have a job to do. This handbook can be a real help in teaching many of the basics in both a structured and creative manner. The girls will have a great deal of fun learning new skills, and all the while, building character and good habits. Susan Zakula
Lifeskills book reviews for young womanhood
Do you have a daughter on the brink of young womanhood? Look at these next Lifeskills Book Reviews!
The Care and Keeping of You
The Care & Keeping of You takes care of all of that for you. It opens doors for you to mentor your daughter through the emotional, physical and hormonal changes that are approaching. This colourful and tastefully illustrated book breaks the body into zones head, chest, belly, pubic, legs and emotions and covers everything needed to understand the changes that are going to happen. It answers questions about acne, healthy eating, exercise, sun sense, physical changes and a whole lot more. Most of the book can be read by your daughter on her own but some pages on puberty need to be read together. We have had some wonderful mother-daughter times whilst talking through these changes raised in the book. A highly recommended purchase.
Are you wanting to teach your maturing young woman some gentele social graces and mannerisms? Karen Andreola has revised this wonderful lifeskills book from Mabel Hale's original book and moms now have a gentle book to read with the 13+ year old daughters.
This book can be worked through by your young teen
Home Economics Complete Course
Lifeskills book reviews for young men
Contenders for the faith Keepers of the Faith
"We never loose the skills and abilities that we develop when we are young.
We tend to get better at them with age. We should always learn everything that we can when we are young.
Things we learn now, we may never be able to go back and learn later. So don?t miss out! Get busy right away." Jeff Zakula
Here Jim George speaks to young men about the issues that they will face as they grow in their Christian walk. He deals with how to choose friends, how to grow their fauth, dealing with temptation and much more. Again for sons to work through on their own, but I think it will be a wonderful tool for parents to mentor their sons in these discussions.
Lifeskills book reviews for Financial Education
We like to also teach our children about money using Money Matters for Kids or Money Matters for Tweens (11 - 14 years) or Money Matters for Teens (15 +) by Larry Burkett depending on the age of our children.
Other pages you could also be interested in:
Chore Chart help for your children
Please take a moment to pop over to Kid's Cooking Activities where you will find a fantastic website designed to help you to teach your children cooking, good nutrition and much more using ideas for seasonal and holiday cooking with food fact sheets and set lesson plans. Debbie offers a fantastic resource for parents wanting to strengthen their children's lifeskills in the area of cooking. She also has a free monthly E-zine full of new tips and helps.
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