By: Krystle Crossman
Homeschooling your child can be a really positive experience for everyone involved. One thing to remember however is that not only is homeschooling about teaching academics to your child but building their character as well. They need to learn about teamwork, courage, humility, and about being proud of their accomplishments. These are all strengths that will help them to build their character and shape them into a wonderful person. This goes for parents who don’t homeschool as well.
Children learn by watching what their parents do. If you can set a great example for them by being compassionate and caring, they will adopt those traits and see firsthand how great it is to have that type of personality. We are not perfect and cannot set great examples 24/7, no one can but for those few imperfect moments there are so many great ones.
There are resources in homeschool curriculums that can help you to teach your child to be an exceptional person. There are books that you can have them read that will teach them about morals, values, and what it means to be compassionate. They have great characters that children will want to emulate and storylines that will keep them interested in the story.
There are also workbooks that help to build character. Some of the lessons they teach are:
Have your child do some chores at home. This will help to teach them discipline. It will give them some real life skills that they will need once they are out on their own and teach them about responsibility. This will carry on with them later in life and help them to establish a better home life.