January 18, 2018

CLOSED Life Lessons and a $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

There are lessons children need to learn that just aren’t taught in school. As parents, wouldn’t it be great to have a guidebook for some of the more touchy subjects, like talking to kids about how to have a successful marriage someday, especially if you’ve gone through a divorce and don’t want your kids to go through the same hardship later?

At You Won’t Learn This In School extra help is given to parents and youth leaders to teach teens and young adults about various subjects that they need to know as they go through life.

 

One of their most popular series is “Don’t Do What I Did: Teaching Teens with Divorced Parents How to Have a Successful Marriage.”  There is an easy-to-read student workbook that teens will find interesting, and the thoughtful content is sure to get discussions flowing.

 

Questions like “How Do We Know What’s Respectful and What Isn’t?”, hands-on activities and 8 complete sections (one of which is all about “Watching Out For Red Flags”) will get kids thinking far beyond the here and now of “I think he/ she is really cute!”

 

 

I wish someone had shared tips like these with me when I was a teen.  Not that I don’t have a great marriage, but my parents divorced when I was 14 and I had a lot of lessons to learn and confusion to navigate before I luckily found a great guy.

 

 

I believe “Don’t Do What I Did: Teaching Teens with Divorced Parents How to Have a Successful Marriage” is a valuable tool that will help any adult, divorced or otherwise, teach their children or students important lessons about healthy relationships.  I think it can even be used to think about healthy friendships, a terrain that gets complicated the older kids get.

 

There is also a leader’s guide that any trusted adult can use to navigate the discussions that are sure to arise.

 

One of these “How to Have a Successful Marriage” packets will be given away to one reader.  The packet includes 1 student workbook, 1 leader’s guide, and a CD with a presentation and workbooks in PDF format to make duplicates.  Diane O’Neil, founder of  You Won’t Learn This in School, is also throwing in a $25 Amazon gift card.

 

To qualify, after this post answer:

 

What do you consider one of the most important life lessons for kids to know that isn’t taught in school?

 

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“Like” our Kid Focused Facebook page

 

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If you have completed any of the additional entries, remind me when you comment.

 

 

 

The contest will close at 6pm Pacific Time on Friday, January 13th.   The course materials and $25 Amazon gift card will be shipped anywhere in the United States.  No more than 1 comment to the question per visitor.  Winner’s first name will be posted on Facebook Friday after the contest closes.

 

 


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  5. I think one of the most important life lessons not taught in school is to fully appreciate every moment and to live in the present.

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  7. Adrienne Gordon says:

    That there is more to life than oneself.

  8. One of the most important things is honesty with others and one’s self.

  9. Jessie C. says:

    I consider one of the most important lessons for kids to know is that academic success doesn’t equal happiness.

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  14. Jessica Cote says:

    To know how to treat everyone equally.

  15. One lesson not taught in school is that good grades don’t make you a better person

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  17. Linda Lansford says:

    learning honesty is most important

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  20. Stephanie Showalter says:

    I think that patience is the most important lesson.

  21. sheryl cullum says:

    To live life fully and know you can be anything
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  23. Thomas Gibson says:

    One of the most important things not taught in school is budgeting personal finances and investing for retirement.

    • Thomas, this is absolutely a topic that we plan to add in the future. However, Dave Ramsey does an excellent job with teaching people of all ages about personal finance.

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  27. alicia wallace says:

    Faith

  28. Tari Lawson says:

    Don’t rely on others for your happiness. You are responsible for your own.

  29. Wow – there are so many to select one that is most important. I’ll go with critical thinking – I’m concerned that children don’t learn to challenge beliefs (after that obnoxious 2 year old phase where everything is answered by “NO”). Kids today seem to accept too much on blind faith and they’re not as versed in learning to ask the right questions and reach their own conclusions. I thank my parents and early teachers for instilling that process in me.

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  32. Heather Loar says:

    I think kids need to be taught how to deal with money before they are thrown out into the world and expected to make smart financial decisions. We do it at home but not everyone has parents that are money savvy!

  33. Kathryn C. says:

    I think one of the most important things that should be taught in school is not to bully. Bullying has become such a critical issue in the school system today and I don’t think that it is emphasized enough. People tend to turn a blind eye to bullying and just ignore it, if you will. I know that some of the schools are saying that they have a no tolerance rule for bullying but is that really the case?

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  39. Susan Smith says:

    How to surive on your own, cooking, laundry, how to get a job and how to handle money.

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  44. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    You have to be true to yourself.

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  47. Suzanne K says:

    I think the most important life lesson kids aren’t taught in school are about how to handle/manage money wisely! I applaud the girl scouts for all their new money/finance/savings merit badges!!!

  48. Suzanne K says:

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  49. There are so many things we need to teach our children about love, life and money. Love is an amazing feeling and communication is the best way to keep it pure. Life… is a gift we should not take for granted. Every day we need to remember our children and how important a hug, a kiss and a word of encouragement is. Money… remember to pay yourself first. Give yourself 5-10% of everything you make and budget on the rest. Also, don’t follow the dollar. Find a job you enjoy, stay there long enough and you will see the rungs of the ladder as you climb.

  50. to be kind to everyone. I think that bullying is getting worse and was tolerated when I was in school. I think a more direct approach against this would be very helpful

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  53. Mary Calabrese says:

    The most important lesson is to treat others as you would like to be treated.

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  55. Mary Casper says:

    I consider one of the most important lessons that isnt taught in school is for kid to know how to budget their money and not overspend with credit cards

  56. To be your own person and make up your own opinions on stuff. Too often a kid conforms to his or her friends.

  57. Integrity. That’s something many people are sorely lacking that erodes the quality of society all levels & in many different ways.

  58. David Hollingsworth says:

    I think that you should always be yourself, and stay true to yourself, and that bullying is always wrong, but unfortunately today, that seems to be one of America’s national pasttimes.

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  59. Andrea Julian says:

    Life is lived in phases, so take it one portion at a time.

  60. Kyl Neusch says:

    treat all fairly

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  63. The most important lessons for kids to know is to respect yourself and others.
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  69. Denise B. says:

    The most important is to give the option of learning about creation and not evolution. Children should not be subjected to teachings that are in complete opposition to their religious beliefs.

  70. Rebecca Graham says:

    Manners, kindness, and patience are not taught in school.

  71. Denise B. says:

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  72. I think it is important to learn about money.

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  75. That you really can be anything you want to be.

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  76. They need to learn about money and how to manage it.
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  78. One of the most important life lessons is to respect the Earth and all forms of life on it.

  79. Children need to know that no is an appropriate answer in life. They won’t always get everything they want or think they deserve in life.

  80. Trust people!

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  81. Barbara M says:

    It’s important for kids to learn about healthier eating in school.
    Obesity is becoming more of a problem in our young people.
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  86. Anna Goodwin says:

    I think morals are not taught in school. I know that based on certain things many families have different beliefs. I mean the basic sense of right and wrong. Not to be mean to others, not to steal, respect your teachers and classmates, etc… The little lessons of integrity and value are missing. Everyone is so afraid to offend someone that we have forgotten that certain things are just wrong no matter what your cultural or religious background.

  87. Tiffany Salvia says:

    That the 99% of the friendships you make in school don’t last 4 years past high school.

  88. the golden rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you

  89. that just because you LIKE something doesn’t mean you NEED something
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  90. Brenda Khoo says:

    Learning to disagree respectfully; that anger and arguing will happen, and so how can they be handled in a way that honours and respects the people involved.

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  91. My mother always said, “Marry for money, and learn to love ‘em!” :)

  92. follow lifeteachers on twitter @smilekisses

  93. The Law of the Harvest.
    Simply having kids make their own sack lunch teaches kids the result of their efforts. What they make, they will eat. They have to have a protein, a fruit and a vegetable. I have had kids eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches every day of one year and the next year suddenly get more creative and more grateful for a treat that I add. If you have ever been in the lunch room of a school you can become depressed watching all the food that is thrown away. The majority of the school population in our town is on free or reduced lunch, which is subsidized by the Federal Government. The kids (and parents) feel entitled to a free lunch (and at our school breakfast too), yet throw it away. My kids have learned not to waste and be grateful for the food they have. If they dally in the morning and forget to make their lunch they have a choice to buy their own at school or eat as soon as they get home. They usually call me from the school phone when this happens. I give them the two choices and most of the time they choose to wait and eat. I don’t flock to the rescue. That has been hard for some teachers to deal with. Some teachers even offer to pay for my child’s lunch out of their personal money. I have to reassure the teachers that my kids are learning valuable lessons of responsibility, and they won’t die with one delayed meal. I make a hot breakfast every morning that will get them through the day and a family dinner every night.

  94. The most important lesson is pray, reflect on life and always take a step back review your life- what you could do better.. and be morally upstanding with integrity and honor!

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  98. That it’s okay to be different (dress differently, learn differently, etc). Unfortunately, America’s current education system tends to expect everyone to be the same.

  99. In all too many cases, it is that just because you were a ‘big deal’ in school, that does not translate into success in life.

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  101. Finding and following your passion. Don’t settle for the easy path. Go for what you love, what makes you happy, what makes you ask questions and engages you. Once you learn what that is, infinite paths, infinite opportunities will open for you and your life will be filled with love and passion and intrigue.

  102. D Schmidt says:

    More than anything I want to teach my son’s to be accepting of others

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  105. Common decency for sure.

  106. I think one of the most important lesson a kid needs to learn is that you have to earn what you get in life, it isn’t going to be handed to you

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  110. Heather S says:

    Be true to yourself because most of the kids in high school you will never see again and impressing them by doing something you don’t want to is a waste of time. Do what you think is right and don’t worry about impressing others. High school is a tiny part of your life and as you get older you will see all that petty stuff wasn’t important at all.

  111. Charlotte Varner says:

    Wow I would say there’s a few things they don’t teach. Such as with God we can face our giants, all things are possible. Don’t be the one to judge, because behind every face lies a story. If someone is rude to you, or bumps into you in the store without apologizing don’t get mad. That someone might have just lost their job, single mother struggling to take care of her kids, or someone might have just been abused by their loved one. You’ll have disappointments in life, but don’t let those disappointments control your future. I could name more but that’d take all day.

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  115. susan varney says:

    Time heals all wound regardless of how you feel right now.

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  117. Money management and self worth

  118. I think that kids aren’t taught that they cannot always win or have their way in school. Teams now accept everyone which is good…but they need to teach that to be on the lead or A squad they have to work, they just don’t get their because they are older than the other kids. I also think that they need to learn that life isn’t always fair or equal to everyone and they have to be their best.

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  122. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    Respect and then checkbook and finances
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  123. melissa Resnick says:

    values

  124. Pauline M says:

    Two things, the first being that achievements are obtained through hard work and that you cannot expect things to be handed to you. The second is money and realistic budgeting.

  125. Common manners and etiquette, including table manners. I am often disgusted by the way people behave now. A restaurant meal was nearly ruined for me recently because I could not avoid seeing a man with his face nearly in his plate, scooping up huge wads of dangling spaghetti, chewing into it and letting the rest fall. It was ugly. Sorry.

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  128. Mildred Floyd says:

    Family comes first. Never turn on your family . outside friends come and go. Family is forever.

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  130. Cheating is never right, and neither is revenge.
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  131. I think integrity is very important to learn and not often taught in school.

  132. I think that knowing your worth is something that isn’t completely learned in school yet is their most valuable life lesson.

    Oh and to say a profuse thank you to your mother once you realize she is the one who is actually santa claus…

  133. Aubrey Briskin says:

    they have a father in heaven who loves them

  134. I think the most important thing to teach any child is respect!

  135. Diane Baum says:

    I think the greatest lesson that they are not taught is self confidence, that each child is special and unique.

  136. tracey johnson says:

    based on the headlines over the last few years, i would say kindness. if you really dont like someone just leave them alone. but treat everyone with the same kindness, you want for yourself.

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  143. They should be taught how to responsibly manage their money

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  148. I think an important lesson they don’t learn is to follow your heart. Whether it be good or bad your heart will lead you in the right direction.

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  152. mistysunrise says:

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  156. Angela Cisco says:

    We need to start teaching our children that being different isn’t a bad thing. With the increasing violence in schools and teen suicides something needs to be done.

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  158. “What do you consider one of the most important life lessons for kids to know that isn’t taught in school?”

    Math is certainly taught in school — but I don’t think money/personal finance (budgeting, the importance of saving, tricks & tips, etc.) are touched on even a fraction of the amount they should be. It’s so important to not have young 18-year-olds in credit card or student loan debt.

  159. Shirley Hicks says:

    tomorrow is not guarnteed…..dont say things you might regret..you may never get the chance to say you are sorry…….

  160. ryan gorecki says:

    Hard work and determination will take you very far in life.

  161. Impetuous decisions can cause you to make some mistakes that will haunt you the rest of your life. THINK before you REACT!

  162. Priscilla says:

    The most important life lessons are those that involve giving of yourself, for the benefit of others not ours. That involves lessons on sharing and volunteering.

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  165. I think one of the most valuable lessons for kids to learn is that it’s important to have a global perspective and to understand and learn from other cultures (and vice versa) and their histories as much as possible.

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  169. Melodic Mom says:

    To be respectful of others. What you say can damage people forever.

  170. Susan Audrey says:

    That it is perfectly okay to want to be successful in life. Don’t let anyone tell you you’re greedy for wanting what is best for yourself and your family.

  171. Melodic Mom says:

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  172. Melodic Mom says:
  173. Morals.

  174. Life lesson To believe in spirituallity. I think that if there was a foundation, some of lifes “other” lessons can be easily understood and overcome.

  175. Susan Audrey says:

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  181. Always be wise as a serpent but gentle as a dove.

  182. How to balance a check book

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  184. That if someone is encouraging you to do something, think for yourself don’t be a follower be a leader and stand for what you believe

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  185. I think they need to learn that they are responsible for their own happiness.
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  188. Jeffery Gawlikowski says:

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  189. seamus gallagher says:

    Kids should be taught discipline

  190. spirit_kim says:

    To learn to be still and to act not react.
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  191. I think they need to learn that school is very important but a small part of life. A lot of problems kids are having in school these days is with bullying they have to learn to focus on other things than that and know life still happens after school ends. They won’t have to deal with those people forever.
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  193. I think an important lesson is that family comes first. Friends will come and go but your family will always be there for you in good times and bad times.

  194. I “Like” your Kid Focused Facebook page.

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  196. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    Be true to yourself.

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  197. Law of Attraction – what you put out is what you get back.

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  199. kathy pease says:

    i would say that if you dont want to do something say no.my daughter always had that problem someone would ask her to spend the night and she would ask me to say no. i would tell her if you dont want to do something you need to stand up and say no yourself dont put it on me making it look like i wont let you do things..speak up for yourself

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  203. To be true to yourself and take some (smart) chances

  204. Veronica Garrett says:

    Be true to yourself. Trust your own judgements. You dn’t have to follow rhe crowd.

  205. That life is fragile and you should cherish each day

  206. Annette D says:

    I have tried to teach my kids how important it is to let the people you care for know it.

  207. Annette D says:
  208. jeannine s says:

    Sometimes one way is not the only way to arrive at the answer

  209. Katharine D says:

    The most important life lesson is to live life to the fullest because you never really know how long you have to live the life you are given.

  210. Jim Taylor says:

    Life is tough.

  211. Sheila Hickmon says:

    I think the most important life lesson that’s not taught in schools is that you need to love yourself before loving someone else. Self worth seems to be lost these days, and it’s very important.
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  213. One of the most important life lessons for kids to know that isn’t taught in school is to be charitable

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  215. mary gardner says:

    find what makes you happy and have a career as closely related to that as possible

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  218. mary gardner says:

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  219. mary gardner says:
  220. mary gardner says:
  221. that unfortunately, even if you work hard sometimes you have to wait for credit/recognition!

  222. i like on FB steph sweeper

  223. Michelle Hagewood says:

    Your teacher is not your parent! I am currently struggling with this with my daughter. Her teacher will tell her something and then she tells me that I have to listen because her teacher said so. Well I believe that I am the one that decides what is best for my daughter, not her teacher.

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  224. personal finance- i’d love it if more schools taught this

  225. Michelle Hagewood says:

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  226. Michelle Hagewood says:

    Follow Life Teachers on Twitter under JustMarriedMom3

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  227. Michelle Hagewood says:
  228. I think something important is to learn how to distinguish between something said as a compliment and something said to get you to do something.

  229. How to think independently.

  230. I’m an email subscriber.

  231. Kathleen Conner says:

    I think that should be taught to treat money with respect. That you have to work 4 hours at a minimum wage job to buy a $20 video game, that kind of thing. To put money is a better perspective can’t be taught too early.

  232. Kathleen Conner says:

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  234. John Billiris says:

    I think they should have a class where they are taught empathy–I’ve read books saying that Emotional Intelligence can be learned, so why not teach it early?

  235. To be be yourself, even if that doesn’t make you “cool”

  236. John Billiris says:

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  237. John Billiris says:
  238. tamra childers says:

    Learning how to wisely hadle there finaces

  239. tamra childers says:

    i like you on fb

  240. I find this handbook alienates parents with gay kids as they are not allowed to legally marry in most US states. Honestly, I doubt most of these kids will take their parents seriously. They will just have to experience these type of hings on their own. Most life lessons can’t be taught from books or schools.

  241. How to deal with peer pressure!

  242. I would say that God is real.

  243. I liked you on FB.(Donna Kozar)

  244. I follow Diane O’Neil of LifeTeachers on Twitter (donnak4)

  245. Nicole DeFontes says:

    Compassion is very important!

  246. Nicole DeFontes says:

    Follow kid focused on facebook

  247. Nicole DeFontes says:

    Follow Diane O’Neill on twitter @Nicole102172

  248. Julie Moe says:

    Sometimes you need to break the rules.

  249. Julie Moe says:
  250. Julie Moe says:

    I follow you on twitter @juliemeagan

  251. Julie Moe says:

    I like you on fb

  252. Julie Moe says:

    I follow diane @juliemeagan

  253. Julie Moe says:

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