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. 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.
Below are some tips to help you teach your children some important life lessons.
Sure we have home economics classes in school, but this is not enough to help the child live and fend for himself. 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. 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.
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.
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. Here you can give them a budget each and ask them to buy some items in that store. Another way to teach this is by giving your children an allowance which has to last for a month. 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. 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. 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.