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  • Penny Woodburn Howard

    Great to make an AGE APPROPRIATE Chore List. Another pinner said "I loved this life skills list! It gave me lots of ideas on things I want to work on with my children, in fun ways. If more people knew how to do all of these things well before adult life, it would make the adjustment a lot easier."

  • Ever Jinx

    Life Skills Ages 2- 18: could be helpful

  • Jenifer Burns

    Another pinner said "I loved this life skills list! It gave me lots of ideas on things I want to work on with my children, in fun ways. If more people knew how to do all of these things well before adult life, it would make the adjustment a lot easier."---Also ideas for kids chores!

  • Casey Asmus

    Busy Kids = Happy Mom: Life Skills kids should master from age 2 to 18. Lots of good ideas to help turn a kid into a productive and non-whiney grown-up

  • Ann McClenathan

    Another pinner said "I loved this life skills list! It gave me lots of ideas on things I want to work on with my children, in fun ways. If more people knew how to do all of these things well before adult life, it would make the adjustment a lot easier." A lot of good ideas although I would change it some.

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I love this idea for helping to motivate kids to help out with the extra chores that get missed most of the time

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