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Adulting 101 – Cleaning up the Crap

The peaceful evening was broken with a panicked, "Mom. Mom. Mom! The toilet is overflowing." Okay.  Deal with it. Dude!  There is going to be a day when you and your parents don't live in the same household.  There will be a moment when you finish doing your business and flush your toilet, and the… Continue reading Adulting 101 – Cleaning up the Crap

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Adulting 101 – Want vs. Need

Money.  Having money.  Spending money.  Money is on the mind of all the teens I know.  The purpose of money is to provide for needs and wants, for myself and for others, now and in the future.  It comes down to simple economics.  One of the most basic concepts of economics is want vs. need. … Continue reading Adulting 101 – Want vs. Need

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Adulting 101 – Your High School Grades Matter

Nearly all high school seniors believe that they are going to college and bad grade won't stop them.  Have you listened to the "future plans" of graduates read as they walk across the stage at graduation?  Okay.  A large majority are heading to a community college because open admissions is a "thing."  But are they… Continue reading Adulting 101 – Your High School Grades Matter

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Adulting 101 –

Perhaps you have heard the saying, "measure twice, cut once."  This is a phrase I use all the time in a scene shop.  However, I am finding more and more students "come close" and yet, "close" is not really good enough.  It is just guessing.  The consequence of "guessing" is wasted material... and money...  You… Continue reading Adulting 101 –

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Adulting 101 – Time

As mentioned last Tuesday in my Thought Tuesday Blog Adulting 101, I believe I have contributed to the growing problem of teens entering adulthood lacking basic skills.  Despite and education system that focuses dollars and hours on testing skills, I can't find any evidence of testing life skills of students before graduation.  Basic skills such as… Continue reading Adulting 101 – Time

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Adulting 101

I am afraid that we, as adults, have not fully prepared our teens to be adults.  I am more and more aware the we have not created Generation XYZ.  We have created Generation Lacking.  I'm not talking about lacking in material things.  In fact, having so many material things has contributed to a lack of… Continue reading Adulting 101