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Author: Christine Field
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A comprehensive and well-researched book. A treasure trove of
ideas I intend to use in my family!
–Debra Bell, author of The Ultimate Guide to
Christine Field has done it again! Life Skills for Kids reflects the
simple, practical lessons she (and her husband) have gleaned
from organizing and raising a homeschooling household with
four children.… Christine has thoughtfully laid out a topical list
of skills along with practical suggestions on what to do and say
in order to effectively equip our children. Parents should read
and reflect on these chapters together—they (and their children)
will be richly rewarded.
–Rob Shearer, publisher, Greenleaf Press
Not only is this book excellent for parents, … it is also an
excellent resource for all those who want to teach life skills to
their students. It is a very comprehensive curriculum guide for
equipping children for the real world. If you are one who lives
life with purpose, you will find this an excellent source for
–Emilie Barnes, director of More Hours In My Day
Teaching children important life skills is one of the greatest
things a parent can do for a child. Life Skills for Kids is a
wonderful resource for every parent’s library.
—Kathy Peel, president of Family Manager, Inc. and author
of Be Your Best: The Family Manager’s Guide to Personal
Is your child really prepared for life? You may think so until you
read Life Skills for Kids. Christine Field takes you step by step
through a carefully thought-out series of Maxims of Maturity
(MOMs), helping to guide parents in teaching skills to their
children in fourteen crucial areas. This book is well researched,
practical, and best of all—doable.
–Rhonda Barfield, author of Eat Healthy for $50 a Week
In an era of rapid and radical cultural change, many Christian
parents have developed blurred vision when it comes to family
life. Life Skills for Kids is a corrective lens that will help them
see clearly that God designed children to grow best at home with
their parents. Christine’s practical insights not only restore vision
for why, but bring into clear focus how to restore home life to the
center of your child’s life. Read and see!
–Clay Clarkson, Executive Director of Whole Heart
Ministries and author of Educating the Whole Hearted Child
Every family should read this book! Christine has provided
dozens of practical steps to help us equip our children for life.
This is a book that I will be referring to for the rest of my
–Jonni McCoy, author of Miserly Moms and Frugal Families
Life Skills for Kids is easy to understand, with uncomplicated
principles that promote success as soon as they are practiced! For
any mom who has dreams and goals for her child, Christine
provides the directions necessary to reach those goals
–Ellen Banks Elwell, author of The Christian Mom’s Idea
LIFE SKILLS FOR KIDS
PUBLISHED BY WATERBROOK PRESS
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Colorado Springs, CO 80921
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Holy Bible, New International Version®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978,
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1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the
Churches of Christ in the USA. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Copyright © 2000 by Christine M. Field
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Published in the United States by WaterBrook Multnomah, an imprint
of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House Inc., New
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Field, Christine M., 1956
Life skills for kids: equipping your child for the real world / by
Christine M. Field.
1. Children-Life skills guides. 2. Child rearing. I Title.
HQ781 .F48 2000
649*. 1— dc21 99-055081
This book is lovingly dedicated to my best friend, my husband, Mark.
Thanks for all the wonderful years of this great adventure of family life!
A special thank you to my artists-in-residence, Clare and Caitlin, who
drew some of the illustrations for this book. A big hug to Gracie and
Daniel, who inspire me to press on.