Teaching Opportunities at Home
Many life lessons learned at home by homeschooled kids are, sad to say, not being taught in schools. In school, children learn to be good at academics, at math, science, history, and other subjects but they are lacking in teaching them lessons in life.
Many adults face difficulty dealing with daily life simply because they have not been taught in school how to cope; they have not been taught life lessons. if you are a homeschooling parent, you have a great opportunity to make sure that your children learn important life skills together with their academics.
Here are some examples of life lessons that you can teach your children at home.
Sure we have home economics classes in school, but this is not enough to help the child live and fend for himself. With homeschooler parents they don’t just teach their kids to cook and clean as part of their schooling, they incorporate all of these lessons learned in real daily life.
Encourage your children to clean as they go and not clean up after them like many schools do. Clearing up should be a part of every lesson so that it becomes a habit for them to clean as they go.
Budgeting should also be taught at home. People who get themselves into financial trouble have never been taught to budget. Schools teach math which includes money but students are never taught about budgeting. This is where the problem lies.
Budgeting can be taught through certain activities. Play shopping using play money can be used to teach budgeting. Going to a child friendly store like Anthill shop N play is a great place to teach budgeting. Give them money to buy items and make them budget their own money. Give them an allowance good for a month and see how they fare in budgeting. With only one month to last, they can spend their money on food, toys, activities and other things.
Self care is seldom taught in school although they teach children to eat healthy and stay active. This is why many children don’t know how to take care of themselves.
To help calm their minds and relax them, you can teach them meditation. If a child learns deep breathing, he can help himself when he goes older if he knows how to reduce his feelings of stress and anxiety. Help them to express themselves and their feeling in different ways like art or other ways of self expression.
As a homeschooling parents you have the opportunity to educate your children on these things. You children will be able to face the future well equipped and able to live life to the full.