Getting To The Point – Schools

Teaching Opportunities at Home

Homeschooled kids learn more life lessons than their counterparts who go to school. Although schools teach great academics and children learn these subjects well, they are sadly lacking in teaching them how to live life.

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.

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. 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.

Don’t clean up after children but encourage them to clean as they go. Clearing up should be a part of every lesson so that it becomes a habit for them to clean as they go.

Teaching children how to budget is also important. 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. The problems lie here.

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. If you give each one money to buy items, then they will start learning how to budget their money to be able to buy everything that they need. Another way to teach this is by giving your children an allowance which has to last for a month. They can use their money to pay for candies, toys, or activities, but it has to last them for a month.

Schools teach children to eat healthy and stay active but not to take care of oneself. This is why many children don’t know how to take care of themselves.

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. Art and other ways of self expression must be encouraged in children to find a way to express themselves.

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.