Teaching Opportunities at Home
Comparing children who go to school outside the home to those children who are homeschooled, you find that there are more life lessons learned at home than are being taught in school. 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.
The reality is that most schools don’t teach life lessons in school so when they graduate and go out into the world, they are not able to deal with daily life as a grown up. Homeschooling parents are privileges to be able to teach life lessons to their children aside from their regular subjects.
Below are some tips to help you teach your children some important life lessons.
Home economics classes are not enough to teach a child how to live and take care of himself as an adult. It is the privilege of homeschooling parents to be able to teach their children how to cook and clean and use these lessons in real life.
Don’t clean up after children but encourage them to clean as they go. It should be a part of every lesson to clear up and then it become a habit to them to clean as they go.
Teaching children how to budget is also important. 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. And herein lies the problem.
Budgeting can be taught through certain activities. You can use play money and a play till, and acting out shopping experience. You can also go to a child friendly store like Anthill shop N play. Give them money to buy items and make them budget their own money. A great way to learn budgeting in a real life situation is by giving them a monthly allowance. They can use it to pay for candies, toys, or activities they want to do.
Taking care of self is seldom taught in school but what they learn is to eat healthy foods and to be active. We can see many adults not knowing how to take care of themselves because they were never taught as children to do so.
Teaching meditation can help you children calm their minds and relax them. They can use deep breathing to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. It is important that children learn to express their feelings in many different ways like art and other means.
With your children always with you at home, you have a great opportunity as a homeschooling parents to teach them important life lessons. You children will be able to face the future well equipped and able to live life to the full.