Home Science in School

You can blame your parents and Teachers when you hear the term “Home Science” and visualize just a set of monotonous household jobs, like getting children ready for schools, washing piles of dishes or picking up dirty clothes, done by stay-at-home women only. Your idea is absolutely brain dead.

Home science is a home Education about strategy of living. A home houses its family in an ecosystem and all the members of the system are meant to evenly co-ordinate to make it healthy and reproductive. There is no room for gender discriminations. But surprisingly your schools never taught you this.

Today both men and women share equal family-goals. Their responsibilities are growing even bigger with the changing socio-economic trends. As a part of this trend, you must make your child home-smart from day one, irrespective of its gender.

India is notorious for its social taboos and pre-owned demarcations in social culture. It has never contributed to an all-round learning system. But now the time has come to usher dynamic changes for your next generations by redefining the pedagogy of Tuition. Trust me, you can play a big role as parent.

What is Home Science?
How many times your parents told you to eat a healthy breakfast? Do you remember how important it was to say your prayers each time you started an exam? No wonder, they were all inherent parts of a good living strategy called home science. This science teaches you the skills of efficient caring of your home members and its resources. It aims to create a happy and aesthetic forum both inside and outside. Interestingly, this science draws its content from pure science disciplines as well as economics, sociology, psychology etc. They all are taught in schools. Hence, it’s very important for all Institutes to keep this as a mandatory subject for both boys and girls.

Why Home science
Home science gives you the magnificent tools to solve any problem with organized efficiency. It doesn’t just help you to improve your personal lifestyle but also the professional one.

The area covered by home science is vast and varied. Following are some of them…….

  • Your ambience: From your bathing to dusting habit, it can refer to anything.
  • Your food and clothes: This relates to the right amount of nutrients in your selected foods, making of grocery lists and purchases, washing clothes etc.
  • Your resources: Usage of household appliance, saving on the utility and over-head costs, planning of future funds are its main concerns.
  • Your family stats: It covers your family bond, child care, entertainment plans etc.
  • Your career: This feature refers to the home based enterprises like day care, tutorials, boutique, catering and many more.

Importance of Home Science for boys at school
I know it will be the most threatening challenge if I suggest you to train your male child for all the jobs where women hold monopolies for ages. Don’t let your son blame you tomorrow if he fails to make a cup of tea for himself, forget about an entire meal. As a parent, it’s your duty to pick up a school with certified Tutors who can professionally teach home science to both boys and girls. Let them study it as a compulsory subject.

This subject can offer specializations like Food and nutrition, Resource management, Communication and extension, Fabric and apparel, Human development and so on. These are the extremely edgy career options with excellent interpersonal skills. By now you must have understood the significance of home science across all genders. The wide arena can open doors for smart future enterprises like fashion designing, teaching, bakery,  interior designing, and arts and crafts and so on.

The magic of home science
In a nutshell, home science is useful for both boys and girls in order to keep pace with the increasingly competitive world. Their joint skills will improve the standard of living. The good news for parents is that a large number of academia are making home science a mandatory chapter of their educations. Their pedagogy fits the Learning requirement as per requirement.

Nowadays boys are also showing interests to study home science. My only request for you parents is that please foster this trend formally. Remember that home is where the charity begins.