In this thread (about things you didn’t learn in high school), a lot of posters mention not learning any basic life management skills. How to balance a checkbook. Personal money management. Interest rates, investments, mortgages. Basic cooking skills. Etc.
It seems to me that our high schools and colleges are sending out students who have little grasp of how to live out their day to day lives. I also note that a lot more young women are doing the Stay-at-home-mom thing, and that many of these women were raised by mothers who worked. Thus, they know scant little about things like cooking and other home management skills.
So I ask you, did you learn any life management skills in high school or college? Was Home Ec mandatory when you went to high school (it was in my mother’s day (60’s), but not in mine (80’s))? Did your college offer any personal or family budgeting courses? Or did you learn everything you need to know at your mother’s (or father’s) knee, or through trial and error?