Teaching Your Kids at Home
Many life lessons learned at home by homeschooled kids are, sad to say, not being taught in schools. 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.
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.
Encourage your children to clean as they go and not clean up after them like many schools do. 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. The reason why many adults get into financial trouble is that they have never been taught to budget. Although schools teach about money in math, budgeting is not a part of it. The problems lie here.
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 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 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. 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. In the future, when they become adults all these life lessons can be applied to help them live normal, happy lives.