As students grow older, the question of how to learn life skills will likely become more pressing as students age and become more dependent on technology, a growing body of research shows.
But experts say a growing number of students are struggling to find the time, money and resources to prepare.
Here are 10 questions you should ask before getting involved.
How do you know if you can handle life skills?
How many times have you been asked if you know how to build a house?
How much do you think you know about how to make a coffee pot?
How well do you do when you’re stressed?
Is it just a matter of being able to remember to eat a certain amount of food every day?
How do I know if I can handle it?
Are you able to keep your mouth shut when you are in a public place?
How often do you get out and about and what do you enjoy doing?
How good do you feel when you have a good time?
Is there something you want to do in life?
Are there any activities that you can’t do because of how busy you are?
How would you describe your life as a kid?
How can you make sure you are living your life in a way that reflects your personality and what you want out of life?
How old are you now?
What is your age?
What year were you born?
How long have you lived there?
What does your age mean to you?
What do you like doing?
What did you like before?
What was your best thing?
Do you have any hobbies?
What are your favorite things?
What kind of person do you want your kids to be?
How did you get your start in life and what is your background?
What have you learned from this?
What’s your favorite food?
What has your favorite hobby been?
What makes you laugh?
What would you do for fun?
What activities are you interested in?
What were your favorite pastimes?
What type of job are you looking for?
What kinds of things do you love to do?
What job do you usually have to do on a regular basis?
What part of the world are you most likely to visit?
What time of year are you in?
How likely are you to visit your local zoo?
What sports do you play?
What types of activities do you plan on doing?
Where do you live?
What language do you speak?
What day is it?
What age do you start your day?
What country are you from?
What state do you reside in?
Are your parents living with you?
How big of a family are you?
Are they married?
How frequently do you meet new people?
Are any of your siblings living with your parents?
Are siblings living at the same home?
How are your siblings?
Have you ever been separated?
What ages are you living with siblings?
What color are your parents’ eyes?
What colors do your parents’?
What do they look like?
What ethnicity are your grandparents?
What ethnic group do you identify with?
What religion do you belong to?
What social group do people associate with you most?
What city are you currently living in?
Do people who are your age, married, or living with a parent reside in the same neighborhood?
What race are you and how are you related to other racial groups?
Do your parents have any special skills?
Have they ever used your skills?
What hobbies are you best at?
What sort of jobs do you have?
Do they have a hobby that you enjoy?
How comfortable are you with others around you?
Do family and friends know of your family’s background?
Do friends and family know about your family?
How close are you, or your spouse, to your parents or siblings?
Do children have siblings?
How active are your hobbies?
How social are you socially?
What gender do you fit into?
What races are you or your partner of color?
What religious affiliation do you or the family identify with, or do you not?
Are parents or children members of a faith?
Are the children of other people?
What religions do you follow?
What political affiliation do your family identify as?
What degree are you pursuing in college?
Do students from different backgrounds live together?
What schools do you attend?
What region of the country do you come from?
Are teachers or school employees from different states or districts?
What grade level do you hold?
How interested are you by topics related to life skills or your interests?
Are social or athletic interests your main interests?
What sorts of interests do you find interesting?
What academic activities are most important to you at school?
What interests do other people have about you?
Have any of these interests been shared with others?
Do others know about these interests?
Have other people in your family or friends told you about these kinds of interests?
How familiar are you when it comes to social skills?
When you are alone, what do your interests