Life Skills

Including Electives in your Homeschool Curriculum Choices

Including Electives in your Homeschool Curriculum Choices

When choosing homeschool curriculum one of the subjects we often over look is elective courses. Homeschool Curriculum Electives could include things like music, art, foreign language, life skills and so much more. While these may not be core subjects, they are also subjects you shouldn’t ignore when making your homeschool curriculum choices. If you stick(…)

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Life Skills as High School Electives: Laundry and Clothing Tips

Life Skills as High School Electives: Laundry and Clothing Tips

I recall a story I find myself telling when discussion of life skills – specifically home economics types of stuff – comes up. While it isn’t directly laundry and clothing tips related, it is very similar. It speaks to how easily we can take for granted some of the seemingly basic household tasks. Many years(…)

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Life Skills as High School Electives: Sewing Basics for Teens

Life Skills as High School Electives: Sewing Basics for Teens

My youngest (she is 10 years old) recently went through a phase of making throw pillows out of old t-shirts. This required her to do sewing basics like threading a needle. While some of these life skills we seem to naturally hit along the way, others we need to be intentional about teaching our children.(…)

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Life Skills as High School Electives: Basic Household Repairs for Teens

Life Skills as High School Electives: Basic Household Repairs for Teens

This week our son was helping us spackle and sand our living room walls! This was made even more surprising to me by the fact that he ASKED to help us! Learning those skills, and others like painting a wall, working with a hammer and changing a light bulb are all important basic household repairs(…)

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Life Skills as High School Electives: Cooking Basics for Teens

Life Skills as High School Electives: Cooking Basics for Teens

I have realized through the years that there are many things I take for granted, for instance, knowing how to boil water, or crack an egg. It always surprises me how many kids I come across that have not been taught some of the most basic cooking skills. As homeschoolers I think this may happen(…)

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Life Skills as High School Electives: Essential Household Repair Tool Kit

Life Skills as High School Electives: Essential Household Repair Tool Kit

Teaching our children life skills is a key part of their growing up. It can be easy to take the things we do daily and weekly for granted, forgetting their our children might not have gained these skills. In order for our children to grow up, move out, and become fully functioning adults they need(…)

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Life Skills as High School Electives: Essentials for Stocking a Kitchen and Pantry

Life Skills as High School Electives: Essentials for Stocking a Kitchen and Pantry

Teaching our children life skills is a key part of their growing up. It can be easy to take the things we do daily and weekly for granted, forgetting their our children might not have gained these skills. In order for our children to grow up, move out, and become fully functioning adults they need(…)

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Life Skills as High School Electives: Home Economics and Shop Class

Life Skills as High School Electives: Home Economics and Shop Class

One of the most important subjects in your child’s education are those things that fall under the category of “life-skills”. Many of these skills used to be taught in Home Economics and Shop Class, but seem to have fallen by the wayside in lieu of things like standardized testing. Teaching Life Skills as High School(…)

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Tons of Chore Game Ideas – Making Chores More Fun!

Tons of Chore Game Ideas – Making Chores More Fun!

There are plenty of ways to motivate your kids do chores. Turning everyday boring activities into fun games will make them more pleasant for your kids. For this reason I have come up with some Fun Chore Game Ideas to get your kids cleaning and have fun! After identifying what chores are appropriate for them(…)

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10 Tips for Teaching Teen Drivers

10 Tips for Teaching Teen Drivers

We have our first teen driver in our home. We have spent countless hours on the road, in the passenger’s seat, preparing her for this new and important task. Teaching teen drivers can be a scary task! It is more than just the mechanics of driving, there are so many things to think about and(…)

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Coding Games in Scratch Book Review

Coding Games in Scratch Book Review

In this technology based world it is essential that we strive to educate our children with the latest of technologies. It feels as though if we don’t, in the blink of an eye technology has passed us by! One of the more prevalent computer skills needed in today’s world is the ability to code. This(…)

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Life Skills: Simple Home Repairs

Life Skills: Simple Home Repairs

The best education you can give your kids is a well-rounded one that includes both book knowledge andĀ hands-on experience. Working with tools and learning how to do simple home repairs will make themĀ self-reliant and even save them money when they leave the nest and venture out on their own. Working with tools also offers benefits(…)

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