Here are 20 basic life skills for adults that will help get your child ready for the real world. Run through the list with your kid and see how many of them they know how to do. You can even use our handy dandy #Adulting chart, which you can print for free. In the meantime, if you’re ready to get a jumpstart on more basic life skills for adults, check out the FREE 3-Day Home Rescue Challenge. In just three days you’ll start to learn all the basic life skills you need but were never taught in school. These are skills every adult should know (but most don’t).