I think there is a certain level of capability that any person should have with regard to daily life by the time they're out of their parents house. If you're 23 and all you ever eat is cereal or take out, sorry, but you're not an adult.
Some basic skills/know how that make you a functional adult:
1. Being able to cook the basics... you don't need to be a gourmet chef but you should know how to cook eggs, make a decent pasta, and fry up some chicken breast. Basically, be able to put together a few wholesome meals.
2. Being able to change and/or pump up a flat tire, check your fluids, and pump your own gas (yes, I seriously know people who don't know how).
3. Knowing what product to use for what cleaning job (and, you know, regularly doing it).
4. Being able to sew on a button or hem overlong pants.
5. Knowing how to do your laundry properly.
6. Knowing how to fix basic stuff like how to clean our clogged drains, fix a leaky toilet or patch up a hole in your drywall.
Are there any that you guys would add? Any you disagree with?
Most Helpful Guy
I want to add:
Dealing with emotions/love/stress so we know how to handle ourselves and have outlets and this might reduce mental problems... A lot of people don't know how to cope and go crazy! How to stay calm. Highschool emotions are nothing when you become an adult...
College Prep, How to apply for courses, different options available, how tuition works, etc.
I am 24 and just learned there is such thing as online only classes, my high school really did not prepare me for life after.
Most Helpful Girl
I think you're right on all ideas, I watched a news clip a while back that highlighted how little today's college kids know about these things, I was shocked! But waaaay back when, we HAD to take home economics which taught most of the home life basics. Some things that seem old fashioned and out of date actually did serve a purpose.
On a side note, I only eat cereal and Ramen that comes in its own bowl... but not because I don't know how to cook, it's because I hate to clean up afterwards 😉1