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9 THINGS THEY DON'T TEACH IN HIGH SCHOOL 

Personal Finance Management

Managing personal finances is crucial for financial independence and stability. Learning about budgets, taxes, loans, investments, and saving for retirement can empower individuals to make informed financial decisions.

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Mental Health Awareness

Understanding mental health issues, including how to recognize signs of mental health struggles in oneself and others, is vital. Schools should teach stress management techniques and where to seek help, fostering a supportive environment.

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Critical Thinking

In a world overflowing with information and various perspectives, critical thinking and problem-solving skills are indispensable. These skills empower individuals to evaluate information critically, make informed decisions, and solve complex problems creatively.

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Nutrition and Cooking Basics

A fundamental understanding of nutrition and the ability to prepare healthy meals are key components of a healthy lifestyle. Schools rarely offer practical cooking classes that also teach nutritional values, leading to a gap in knowledge.

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Time Management

Effective time management and productivity techniques are essential for success in both personal and professional life. Yet, these skills are seldom taught in a structured way in high schools.

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Basic Legal Rights

An understanding of basic legal rights and the workings of the legal system is fundamental for navigating various aspects of adult life. Knowledge in this area can help individuals protect themselves in legal matters, understand their rights in the workplace, and know when and how to seek legal assistance.

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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence, the ability to recognize, understand, and manage one’s own emotions and the emotions of others, is a key component of successful interpersonal relationships and self-awareness.

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Digital Literacy

High schools may touch on these topics, but a comprehensive digital literacy curriculum is rare. Offering more in-depth digital literacy education could better prepare students for the complexities of the digital world.

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Communication Skills

High school education often emphasizes basic communication, but there is a greater need for instruction in nuanced communication skills, such as public speaking, persuasive writing, and active listening.

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