• Ten is about the age when your child can begin to perform many skills independently. He should know how to:

    • Stay home alone.
    • Go to the store and make purchases by himself.
    • Change his own bed sheets.
    • Use the washing machine and dryer.
    • Plan and prepare a meal with several ingredients.
    • Use the oven to broil or bake foods.

    Your child should also learn how to:

    • Read labels.
    • Iron his clothes.
    • Learn to use basic hand tools.
    • Mow the lawn.
    • Look after younger siblings or neighbors.

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