1) You’re looking for something completely independent.
As a large family, including children with special needs, we created Skill Trek to be as flexible as possible, bringing the family together and only taking a few minutes a week for the parent to administer. However, lessons need to be read to children, especially to nonreaders, and while there are videos for most skills, these are meant to help supplement the lesson.
While Skill Trek is designed so that it only requires a few minutes of your time each week, it’s not entirely independent.
2) You don’t have time for oversight.
While some skills, such as writing a thank-you note and general etiquette may not require too much oversight, other skills such as water safety, using power tools, automobile-related skills, etc. will require parent or guardian attention. If you’re in a season in which you’re unable to follow-up with lessons or verify your local legal requirements, it may be best to check us out in the future.
3) You’re looking strictly for entertainment or overnight success/rewards.
There are kids around the world who love Skill Trek, and we believe that the program will help prepare them for the here and now as well as the future. We also think it’s fun! But if you’re looking for something that’s strictly for entertainment and your family isn’t ready for hands-on assignments, then this may not be the right season. When your family is ready to begin a great adventure of learning new skills together, we’d love to have you as part of the Skill Trek family.
Skill Trek also encourages mastery of a skill and building positive habits.
For example, children working through the “Make Your Bed” skill don’t earn nuggets after one time of making their bed; they earn it after they’ve made their bed every day for 3 weeks.
There’s lots of practical application built-in to the program to encourage them as they grow into independence.
Skill Trek is an investment in your child’s future.