Basic Life Skills

An important part of growing up is learning how to take care of yourself. By the time you leave home to live on your own, you need to be able to take care of your own eating, sleeping, health, finances, and even shopping and laundry. Your family and friends will certainly be there to help guide you and give you suggestions but it will be easier for you if you can manage the basics. Getting a handle on these life skills will help you to be prepared for adulthood and greater independence.


Caring for yourself (both your mind and body) are essential to staying healthy, well-centered and safe. In this section we’ll provide some guidance and helpful tips to help you eat and sleep healthfully, handle your stress, and even find help when you need it so you can stay on track.

Fundamental Life Skills

You might know a lot of these things but it will be really helpful for you to know how to take care of your stuff, do your laundry, and manage your money. These basic tools will help you have less stress when you live on your own. You can start learning these things while you are still at home.

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