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. Although schools teach great academics and children learn these subjects well, they are sadly lacking in teaching them how to live life.
Many schools do not each life lessons and so their graduates end up not knowing how to live life as a grownup. As homeschooling parents, we should be thankful that we have the opportunity to share life lessons with our children as well as lessons from the books.
Homeschooling parents can get some help from the tips give below about life lessons you can teach your children.
Sure we have home economics classes in school, but this is not enough to help the child live and fend for himself. 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.
Budgeting should also be taught at home. A lot of people have never been taught how to budget and this is why when they grow up they get into financial trouble. Although schools teach about money in math, budgeting is not a part of it. And herein lies the problem.
You can do activities at home that will teach your children how to budget. 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. Here you can give them a budget each and ask them to buy some items in that store. 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.
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 can help you children calm their minds and relax them. To reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, teach them to use deep breathing. Art and other ways of self expression must be encouraged in children to find a way to express themselves.
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.