26 Important Life Skills for Teens

Teaching teens life skills doesn’t just build independence, it also builds social-emotional learning (SEL) skills that teens need. There are five core SEL competencies that experts recommend. Look for self-awareness, social awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, and the tools to build relationships in the 26 life skills for teens (not in any particular order) we’ve gathered here. Life is tough enough, so let’s help our teens feel confident by teaching them the life skills they need. Tip: When teaching high school kids, don’t assume anything, and answer questions even if they seem like common sense.