Lifeskills curriculum PK-12 explain? Can someone explain to me what life skills roughly consists of throughout the years in school? I know with high school it's mostly vocational preparation and functional skills for semi-independent living. Middle I have no idea. In my mind at this point they can dress themselves and eat and what not so I have not idea what's a general life skills class 6-8 grade. For elementary school what exactly is it? I've worked in ABA and life skills were the most difficult for me. I'm strong but almost every kid I've worked with has hated anything related to life skills. Bathroom - teeth brushing, potty training, being independent in the bathroom (parents usually have them initiate and help them so me prompting them to do it on their own usually = hell raising because despite parents training parents still do diapers and pullups through age 7), eating is just as bad. I really dislike teaching math and I'm not excellent at it either but I'd rather apply for a Calculus position rather than basic life skills like that. I just know my limits and strengths. I'm great academically and vocationally. Self-help skills are frustrating all around and at the beginning almost broke me. I can assist the older ones if need be but from jumpstreet teaching them how to do it is something I just don't want to do. Are all elementary life skills like this? They have OT and speech for fine motor and verbal assistance so IMO what I said above is PK-5 "lifeskills" or is it more small group social skills? I'm thinking life skills on the elementary level = self help. Am I wrong?