Life Lessons to Learn 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.
Many schools do not each life lessons and so their graduates end up not knowing how to live life as a grownup. 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.
In home economics, we learn how to cook and about nutrition which is not really enough to prepare one for the real life outside of school. If you are a homeschooling parent, you can teach your children how to cook and clean and incorporate these lessons in their daily 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.
You should also teach your children how to budget. The reason why many adults get into financial trouble is that they 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. You can use play money and a play till, and acting out shopping experience. Budgeting can also be taught in real experiences like shopping at child friendly places like Anthill shop N play. Here you can give them a budget each and ask them to buy some items in that store. A great way to learn budgeting in a real life situation is by giving them a monthly allowance. They can use their money to pay for candies, toys, or activities, but it has to last them for a month.
Schools teach children to eat healthy and stay active but not to take care of oneself. 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. Art and other ways of self expression must be encouraged in children to find a way to express themselves.
As a homeschooling parents you have the opportunity to educate your children on these things. In the future, when they become adults all these life lessons can be applied to help them live normal, happy lives.