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6 Silly Life Skills

Teach your kid these cool tricks that are guaranteed to blow away his friends. Easy instructions included!
boy whistling

When my hubby taught our 7-year-old daughter, Stella, how to whistle, she demonstrated her new noise-making talent to anyone who would listen. A few weeks later, I showed her how to braid hair, and she was obsessed with giving her dolls new 'dos. "Once your child is 7 or 8, she's old enough to follow complex instructions," says Jenn Berman, PsyD., a Parents advisor and author of The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy, Confident Kids. "Plus, her new skills are great ways to bond with friends." What other frivolous (but oh-so-fun) activities could we tackle next? Don't miss a trick!