What can I teach my child that will help prepare them to thrive in the future?
Beginning the journey of developing a comprehensive homeschooling curriculum for your child can be inspiring, but unnerving at the same time. Wondering where to start and what to focus on can seem a little overwhelming, especially when you have the freedom to add topics that are not usually taught in our public schools.
In regards to teaching your children subjects and topics that have practical applications in the real world, this article can point you in that general direction.
The following list of curriculum topics was created with the intention that it would provide many parents with a starting point for helping our youth develop real life skills that will help them to become the compassionate powerful creators of the new world we are in process of creating. The points below could be taught as individual lessons or stretched out into more comprehensive courses.
- Unique individual creativity and perception (thinking for yourself and not having others think for you)
- Budgeting, saving, and finances (creating your financial future in advance)
- Holistic nutrition and cooking from scratch (let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food)
- There is no failure, only temporary setbacks and lessons to learn (failure is an opportunity to learn the power of persistence, patience, what works and what does not work, and to grow in strength)
- Social skills, fluid conversation with eye contact and listening skills (promotes higher levels of confidence when conversing with others)
- Self-Leadership (become a leader rather than blindly following others)
- Character development (creating a strong sense of morals, ethics, integrity and honesty)
- Negotiation skills (understand how to avoid being taken advantage of and how not to take advantage of others)
- First aid (don’t be scared, be prepared)
- Self-protection and self-defence (for confidence, personal safety, and security)
- House and basic car repair and maintenance (don’t be scared, be prepared)
- Priority management and productivity (creating life consciously and efficiently);
- Etiquette (manners and respect in social settings);
- Research and analytical skills (question everything and draw your own conclusions only after investigating for yourself)
- How to selectively create real and authentic friendships (know who to welcome and why, and who to avoid)
- Relational-Energy (balance giving and receiving energy in all relationships);
- Self-reliance (being able to sustain yourself without being dependent on others). The sooner you teach your children self-reliance, the sooner they create it.
- The Iceberg of Perception (Internal Perception and External Perception)
- Emotional-Energy (how to be proactive with mood and emotional-energy, not reactive)
- The Placebo Effect 2.0 (how to access the intelligence of the body to increase immunity and accelerate healing and regeneration)
- Bio-Energy (understanding the energy that brings life to the body)
- Environmental-Energy (how to create and maintain optimal energy flow within indoor environments)
- The 4 Steps to Learning and Applying New Information, Skills, Habits and Beliefs
If you are interested, these points can be explained in more detail. Drop a comment below if you have questions or comments you’d like to share about this list.
James T Griffin
Ahead Of The Curve Wellness