5 Things Every Child Should Learn How to Do

Because life is tough sometimes and people can be assholes

Iva Ursano
4 min readMar 16, 2022


I don’t ever write about parenting. It’s not really my thing. I didn’t win any Mother of the Year Awards though I think I did a pretty good job considering I had no experience and no one taught me how to parent. I sure as heck didn’t learn anything good about parenting from my own parents.

Nope. I was a self taught parent and a single one to boot. That’s a super hard job that doesn’t come with a training manual or an ecourse, well not back in my day anyway.

I’m sure now there are a plethora of eBooks and courses to help new moms. I didn’t have the internet in the 80’s while I was raising my kid.

These things can be taught to children at any age but the earlier the better. Don’t wait until something bad happens to them to teach them a valuable life lesson. Like the way most of us learned.

Anyway, being a single mom who sometimes worked 3 jobs to support my son and I, he had to learn to do an awful lot of fucking shit and he also learned some pretty valuable life lessons.

Why I’m writing about parenting now