Thursday 24 June 2021

Life Skills in Your Homeschool

Wow it's been almost three months since I took up the challenge to blog through the alphabet!  Time flies when you're having fun.  I've had my head in the books.  I've recently decided to pursue one of my other passions that of Aromatherapy and started a course to be certified with the aim of becoming a Clinical Aromatherapist.  I love that God has placed within creation things to heal and support our bodies!  To that end I started a new instagram account and would love for you to pop on over and follow me.  I've called it Nature's Pharmacy Aromatheray

This weeks letter of the alphabet is L and I would like to talk about life skills.  My co-host is sharing a post from memory lane - L is for Legoland.  I can't wait to pop on over and read it as I've always wanted to go to Legoland!  

Life Skills

As home schoolers it's so easy to become focused on academics to the detriment of other just as important skill sets for our students.  Without life skills our children are going to flounder no matter how well they are equipped academically.  

Some life skills like banking will make navigating life easier however some life skills could literally save your life like learning to swim or first aid.  No one needs to have the proficiency of an olympic swimmer however being able to preserve ones own life and help another really does need to take presidence over academics.
Life skills are fundamental skills for daily survival. It is our job as parents to equip our children to enter the community as well rounded and capable adults.

What Every Child Should Know Along the Way is a must have book for reference regardless of whether you home educate or not.  Gail does a wonderful job of explaining which practical skill sets to focus on and at which age as well as the why behind the skill set. 
There are many blog posts and lists online so I'm not going to reinvent the wheel and list them here.  For more information take a look here: 

On the web

Do you do life skills with your children?



Find the other ABC posts in this series here:

  1. A is for Art Lessons at Home
  2. B is for Books Where do You Purchase Yours? 
  3. Charlotte Mason a Round Up of Posts 
  4. Delight Directed Education
  5. Encouragement for Weary Homeschooling Mothers
  6. For the Children's Sake  
  7. G is for Geography
  8. Homeschool Bloggers  
  9. Instagramers to follow who are homeschooling
  10. Joy in Your Homeschool Journey
  11. Know Yourself - Stop the Comparison Game  
  12. Life Skills in Your Homeschool

Featured from Week 10 all things 'K'

 This Week over at Our Homeschool Notebook the topic is L is for Lego Land


Please link up your posts starting with the letter L for this weeks ABC Blogging


  1. Life skills are so important and I agree that it is really easy to overlook them amid the book education of our children. Thanks for spotlighting them this week.

  2. I think life skills are so important. I had to figure out a lot of stuff on my own when it comes to life skills. In fact, I'm still figuring out stuff that I wished I would have learned a long time ago. Some life skills that we teach our kids are cooking, outdoor/survival stuff, home maintenance, car maintenance, and definitely swimming. I'm sure the list could go on.

    I hope you can get to Legoland someday!


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