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Stanford Dean Shares Eight Essential Skills Every 18-Year-Old Should Have

posted Apr 21, 2016, 1:29 PM by CubScout Pack 1238   [ updated Apr 21, 2016, 1:30 PM ]
Based upon observations as a university dean and the advice of parents and educators around the country, Julie Lythcott-Haims former Stanford Dean and Author of NYT bestseller How to Raise an Adult, recently shared examples of practical things 18-year-olds need to know how to do before they go to college:

1. An 18-year-old must be able to talk to strangers — faculty, deans, advisers, landlords, store clerks, human resource managers, coworkers, bank tellers, health care providers, bus drivers, mechanics—in the real world.
2. An 18-year-old must be able to find his way around a campus, the town in which her summer internship is located, or the city where he is working or studying abroad.
3. An eighteen-year-old must be able to manage his assignments, workload, and deadlines.
4. An 18-year-old must be able to contribute to the running of a house hold.
5. An 18-year-old must be able to handle interpersonal problems.
6. An 18-year-old must be able to cope with ups and downs of courses and workloads, college- level work, competition, tough teachers, bosses, and others.
8. An 18-year-old must be able to take risks.

Guess what? If your son is a Cub Scout, he has probably learned about and practiced all of the things on this list already. Good job, parents! 

If your son is not a Cub Scout, learn more about how we are preparing our young boys to grow up to be successful 18-year-old men. Come to our Information Meeting/Join Night on May 13th at Fisler! 
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