Teaching Your Kids at Home
Many life lessons learned at home by homeschooled kids are, sad to say, not being taught in schools. 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. 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.
Here are some examples of life lessons that you can teach your children at home.
Home economics classes are not enough to teach a child how to live and take care of himself as an adult. If you are a homeschooling parent, you can teach your children how to cook and clean and incorporate these lessons in their daily life.
Letting children clean as they go produces a great habit for children. Clearing up should be a part of every lesson so that it becomes a habit for them to clean as they go.
You should also teach your children how to budget. People who get themselves into financial trouble have never been taught to budget. Although schools teach about money in math, budgeting is not a part of it. 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. Going to a child friendly store like Anthill shop N play is a great place to teach budgeting. 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.
Self care is seldom taught in school although they teach children to eat healthy and stay 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 can help you children calm their minds and relax them. To reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, teach them to use deep breathing. 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. You children will be able to face the future well equipped and able to live life to the full.
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