Lessons Learned from Years with Resources

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. 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 adults face difficulty dealing with daily life simply because they have not been taught in school how to cope; they have not been taught life lessons. Homeschooling parents are privileges to be able to teach life lessons to their children aside from their regular subjects.

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. 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. 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. Budgeting is not taught in school and is not part of the math subject. And herein lies the problem.

There are many activities that you can do with your children to teach them how to budget. Using play money, you can always play shopping. 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. Give them an allowance good for a month and see how they fare in budgeting. They can use their money to pay for candies, toys, or activities, but it has to last them for a month.

Taking care of self is seldom taught in school but what they learn is to eat healthy foods and to be active. 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. 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.

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.