The Things They Don't Teach You In School
School is a wonderful time full of so many highs and lows. You might not realise it when you’re there, but they are some of the best years of your life. Granted, they might also be some of your worst at the same time. But the thing with school is this, they don’t really teach you any life lessons. They teach you the things that you’re most likely going to forget in a few years. Aside from the fact you’ll learn basic skills such as maths, English, and social skills, you don’t get to figure out what life in the real world is like. Hence why so many people struggle with the transition. This article's aim is to teach you a thing or two about the real world, and what they really should have taught you in school.
Year in year out, people will leave school and say, “why didn’t they teach us to manage bills”. It really is something so important, doing it wrong can really damage your finances. Yet the government still doesn’t deem it as a relevant subject to learn. But as soon as you leave school and get a job or a car, you know that bills start to come with it. If you’re trying to learn on your own, follow this advice. You need to manage and plan in advance. If you’re going to move out, pick the apartment or house that is most affordable to you, not the one that looks the prettiest. Sometimes paying the lower price tag will pay off in the future. The same applies to phone contracts etc. only ever buy what you can afford. So many people all over the world get themselves into debt purely because they overbuy and struggle to manage their money. There are plenty of online help advice sites that can guide you through any money situation.
Right from around the age of 13, every girl goes through girl problems. Schools only teach you slightly about sex education, they don’t teach you about the implications periods and puberty can have on your mental and physical health. It is common for pretty much every girl to go through that moody, I hate the world sort of phase. But more often than not, this can lead to some serious mental health issues, this sort of stuff needs to be spoke about in school to help girls get a hold of their emotions. Plus, they never actually teach you about dealing with periods. There are so many different methods with regards to sanitary items, and each girl prefers different methods. For example, there are menstrual cup dangers, just as there are with tampons. Each method has their pros and cons. If you’re going through puberty yourself, or if you know someone who is, offer them an ear to talk to. You might not realise it, but they could be battling deep emotions they’ve never felt before. If the school won’t talk to them, it might be best if you do.
Schools don’t teach you much in the way of life lessons, you have to teach yourself, but hopefully this article has gave you a few pointers in the right direction with regards to dealing with life issues.