7 Ways to Help Kids Build Independence
Every July 4th, our country celebrates Independence Day by remembering our history and those who fought for our freedom. Here at Mercy Home, we work with our kids every day on skills that will enable them to become more independent in their own lives. Through career workshops, life skills, and financial literacy programs, our boys and girls learn the skills they need to become self-sufficient, responsible young adults.
How do we help our kids learn these critical independent-living skills? Below are seven ways to help them grow toward self-reliance.
Including work in our campus gardens.
From yoga to weight-lifting to our on-campus basketball league.
Including resume-writing and interview skills.
How to do laundry and clean the bathroom.
Financial Literacy Programming
Which teaches about budgeting and banking.
Including how to schedule medical and dental check-ups.
Executive Function Training
Which helps our kids organize their day-to-day lives.
Together, all of these important skills work to help kids along their paths to success.