Category: Life Skills

Beginners Guide to Personal Budgets

Another key life skill to develop is being able to manage your money. One of the simpliest ways to do this is to create a budget (and stick to it). We’ve gathered together some information here to help you start the process of creating your own budget. Budgeting sounds complicated but its really just the…
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Learn to Wire a Plug

We’ve been sharing loads of life skills that we think would be handy for you all to learn over the last few months and another key skill we thought would be good for you all to be able to do is to rewire a plug socket. Check out the video below from B&Q and you’ll…
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Learn Sign Language

Being able to communicate with others is a skill we often take for granted. But what if you were in a situation where you wanted to talk to someone who was deaf? Yes, maybe they would be able to lip read to help you communicate but wouldn’t it be better if you were able to…
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Wrap A Gift Like A Pro

You know that feeling you get when you unbox a new iPhone or other electronic gadget, as you slowly lift the lid off and then peel away the temporary screen protector, it almost adds to the magic and theatrics of getting a new piece of technology. High end electronics makers know this, so they have…
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How to Tie Knots

At Youth Online we love finding resources that teach you guys different skills that will help in different areas of life. One of the most versatile life skills you can develop is the ability to tie different knots (just ask our friends at the Scouts!). With that in mind we have found this great site…
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How to Sew On A Button

You know we love a good skill for life here at Youth Online and this post is no exception. Check out the video below that teaches you step by step how to sew on a button. You’ll never be stuck again when your button comes off your shirt or trousers. If anything just watch the…
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Growth Mindset Action Plan

If you have ever come face to face with a challenge and things didn’t work out for you (and let’s face it who hasn’t been there) how you responded to it can be really important. Developing a growth mindset can help you reflect back on those challenges and create a plan for what to do…
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Create Your CV

With some extra time on our hands now can be the perfect time to create or update a CV to help you sell yourself to potential employers. Maybe you have just finished your GCSEs or A-levels and you aren’t sure about the next steps to take or whether University or returning to school is right…
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Learn To Touch Type

You might think you are pretty good on a keyboard and that your typing speed is pretty fast. Well so did we… but after taking a typing test from Typing.com we were about average. You might not think that being able to touch type quickly and accurately is important but you would be surprised the…
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Write Your Own Business Plan

Maybe you dream of being the next Jeff Bezos or Sheryl Sandberg, you’ve got a big idea for a business and now that you have some time on your hands during lockdown you want to do something about it. Well a great place to start can be to write a business plan and get your…
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