Teaching Your Kids at Home
Many life lessons learned at home by homeschooled kids are, sad to say, not being taught in schools. Kids in school learn a lot of academics, they know their maths, they know their sciences and all other subjects but life lessons are nowhere to be found.
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. 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.
Homeschooling parents can get some help from the tips give below about life lessons you can teach your children.
Home economics classes are not enough to teach a child how to live and take care of himself as an adult. 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.
Letting children clean as they go produces a great habit for children. Cleaning up as part of the lesson will soon be brought out of the school setting and bring it with them as a habit through life.
Teaching children how to budget is also important. 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.
There are many activities that you can do with your children to teach them how to budget. 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. 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 their money to pay for candies, toys, or activities, but it has to last them for a month.
Taking care of self is seldom taught in school but what they learn is to eat healthy foods and to be active. And because of this a lot of children don’t know how to take care of their wellbeing effectively.
Teaching meditation is a good way for children to learn how to calm their minds and relax them. 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. They will have better chances of a happier and more successful future.