Over the last year or so I’ve shared lots of ideas for parenting guidelines. As I’ve said lots before, these are just guidelines. You have to do what’s best for you and your family, but the information I share is meant to be helpful. Parenting can be tough! It’s the best, hardest job there is. I’ve gathered a lot of info and wanted one spot that I could put it all together.
As I create more, I’ll add them to this post so that I can always go back and look in one place. Click on the links below to be taken to the free printables and helpful info. Here are the helpful parenting charts I’ve come up with so far:
Practical Life Skills:
This list is my go to for all things that my kids should know before leaving my nest. I want them to be successful (in whatever they decide to do) and feel like these are the types of things I should be teaching them. There are some great suggestions in the comments too!
Guidelines for Leaving Kids Home Alone:
This one is a touchy one. There are very different views on what is okay and not okay for leaving kids home alone. Times have drastically changed since I was a kid. But I think it’s important to talk about it and I’m glad I posted about it.
Chores by Age:
Another one that is heavily discussed with different views- chores and what ages are appropriate for which chores. I think the biggest thing is that it’s unique to each family and to each kid. It’s clear that everyone agrees that kids need to do chores. But at what age each one is done and expectations of each child differ greatly.
Kitchen Skills by Age:
My passion project – teaching kids to cook. With fast food available and not as many people cooking as they used to in the good ol’ days, I think it’s extra important to teach kids to cook. This is another one that it depends greatly on the child’s maturity level but there is always something that a child can be helping with in the kitchen.
What should I teenager eat in a day?
This post came from a cry for help. My kids are getting older and bigger. They eat A LOT. My oldest especially. He is 15. I asked friends and family for what types of food they have on hand to feed their ravenous teenagers and put it all into that post. Along with these guidelines for what a tee
Other helpful charts: