How Homeschooling Teaches Self Discipline

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Self-discipline is such a valuable trait to have when it comes to forming a career. It is vital when rising through the ranks from a low paying job to a high paying one. It is also key in forming any career as an entrepreneur. Homeschooling your children is a great way to instill self-discipline from a young age.

Interest-Based Homeschooling Curriculum

Because the homeschool curriculum can be created based on the student’s interests, they can be more invested in what they are learning. This creates a positive learning environment, which is key in crafting self-discipline.  Students who do not dread waking up and beginning their school work each morning are more likely to wake up and do things they might not be as excited about, like going to work in the future.

Homeschooling Schedules

Homeschooled kids can do their work at any time throughout the day. This freedom teaches them from a young age that creating a consistent schedule is often the best way to get work done efficiently. Because kids often do their work at home, they learn to wake up and get the day started even though they do not have to leave the house. Non-homeschooled kids sometimes struggle with this when they get older. If they have no responsibilities on a given day, they might stay in their pajamas and binge TV shows all day. A homeschooled child will be used to getting up and getting ready for the day regardless of where they have to go.

Homeschool parents often request that their children take on more extra-curricular activities than most kids, to ensure they have enough social opportunities. The kids are then tasked with balancing their school work with their extra-curricular activities. This is a great way for kids to learn time management, which makes self-discipline easier in the future. Homeschooled children also learn when to say no. Whether it be a friend or a grandmother, there is often somebody dropping by and offering something more fun than school work. A child who learns to manage their time through homeschool and extra-curricular activities is often more likely to prioritize their school work by saying no.

Students who homeschool can see the effects of procrastination first hand. When they fall behind schedule, they are the ones who have to compensate by doubling the workload. In a traditional school setting, the teacher would likely adjust the schedule without the students ever knowing. Since homeschool students are aware of what happens when they fall behind, they are more accountable for their actions and less likely to procrastinate when doing the work that has to be done.

The tools kids learn through homeschooling are invaluable, and the tool of self-discipline is no exception. The self-discipline your kids learn in their homeschooling will help them when it comes to studying and staying healthy in college, as well as working toward the career of their dreams when their college years are complete.