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4 Life Skills to Teach Your Kids

As a dad, you need to impart skills and wisdom to your children. One of the best ways to find useful things to teach your children is through sharing your hobbies. As your kids turn into teens, it will be important for them to develop hobbies of their own as well. In the meantime, the following skills are highly teachable and downright useful for children to know.

  1. Welding
    It might seem obscure, but over 50% of U.S. products require welding. This includes a large number of things you have, or could have at home. If you know how to weld, you will be able to repair expensive products, a life skill that’s regularly underestimated.
  2. Fishing
    Getting out on the lake is a magical feeling. The surreal relaxation and serenity fishermen feel so often is almost intoxicating and definitely cleansing. Sharing this passion with your children is a great peak of fatherhood. Yet it’s more than that. If your kids grow up to be nature lovers, you might get worried about their safety from time to time. Going off the beaten path isn’t without its dangers, and getting stranded or lost is a big one. If they know how to fish, however, they will be able to find food just fine.
  3. Cooking
    Speaking of food, cooking is an excellent teachable skill for children any age. You can even show your kids how to properly clean a fish for cooking. Since fish is incredibly healthy, your kids will not only be learning a new skill, but how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  4. Driving a Manual
    This might be irrelevant by the time your children are of driving age. Stick shifts are out of style and have been for some time. Even autonomous cars are lurking in future’s shadow. Still, driving a manual car is a great way to learn. They can help your children pay better attention on the road since you have to be in the right gear at the right time. On top of that, knowing how to drive a manual can help later in life. How? Let’s just say the person who gave your kid a ride is in no driving condition, but your kid is completely fine. Since they know how to drive a manual, no car will stump them.

Whatever skills or hobbies you’ve acquired over the years, don’t hesitate to share them with your children. Teaching your kids everything you know is what fatherhood is all about. Hopefully one day they will be able to do the same for their children too.

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