Do you feel as though you were raised without learning certain skills? Do you feel intimidated by teaching your children life-skills when you feel unequipped? I do. And I know several other moms who will agree.
Perhaps skills you’d like to teach your little ones or big ones, but just don’t know how? The good news is that no one is beyond help. It’s never too late to learn skills for yourself and to even teach them to your children. You’d be surprised at how quickly you can pick up skills and teach them to your kids.
4 Tips For Teaching Your Children Life-Skills When You Feel Unequipped
Guess what? Even if you don’t know something you’d like to teach your children, you can learn together. Not a great cook? There are so many resources out there in which you can learn and in return teach your kids. Cooking takes time and effort to learn, so why not do it together? Grab a cookbook and get to learning with your kids.
Take a class
There are tons of classes for learning today. Cooking, sewing, homemaking, if you want to learn it, there is most likely a class out there. Thanks to the Internet, there are also courses out there that can help you learn whatever your heart desires.
Don’t be so hard on yourself
Everyone is good at something, but not everyone has been given a chance to be the best at their skills. First of all, don’t be so hard on yourself. If you didn’t have someone there to teach you basic homemaking skills, it’s not too late. Start with something small in your home and work hard at it. If you’re wanting to learn how to sew, start with learning how to sew in a basic manner and then work your way up. Everyone that is good at something has had to start somewhere.
Focus on what you do know
As a mama, you know something, even if it’s not all you’d like to know. Some great advice to follow is to focus on what you do know. Do you know how to boil water? Okay, great! You can build off of that and learn even more. If you are a great landscaper, start with that! Your kids are little sponges and are ready to learn anything you’re willing to teach them. You’re their best role model, and they’re always learning from you.
So. a little encouragement for mothers wanting to teach your children life skills, you’re not alone. You can change the tide and start teaching your little or big ones. In fact, if you don’t know something, don’t be afraid to learn with your child. You never know where this journey will take you. Instead of focusing on what you don’t know, focus on what you do know. Instead of focusing on what you can’t do, focus on what you can do. Don’t fret that you may not know basic life skills or homemaking skills, these can always be learned.