A posting elsewhere reminded me of one of the essential life skills that I feel my kids must learn. I'll start, please contribute your own:
1. Ability to change a flat
2. Ability to operate a standard transmission
3. Ability to monitor fluid levels (oil, et cetera)
4. Ability to read a map
5. Ability to swim
6. Ability to do their own taxes.
Any others? The glaring omission of zombie defense will be remedied shortly.