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IMPORTANCE OF HOME SCIENCE EDUCATION - PART 3
8. Psychologically informed
Science Education also provides you with the basic knowledge of psychology.
These concepts prove to be quite significant when it comes to dealing with the
needs of your family members. For example, if your child is throwing tantrums
then, because of your already existing knowledge in psychology, you would know
how to deal with them.
in psychology also proves to be valuable in difficult situations. It helps you
discern the moods of different people. This helps you in your social life as
9. Family Life Education
science education helps in preparing for home making, in the development of
right values, appreciation, and understanding for better family life. It
enables the pupils to understand the functions of parenthood, responsibilities
of family membership and management of one’s resources. It helps them to
develop a sound philosophy of personal and family living. Understanding oneself
(in terms of strengths and weaknesses) and others is the basic essence of
family life. Moreover, it helps us in careful weighing of and balancing
competing demands and making intelligent selections and decisions.
10. responsible person
moulds you into a responsible person who can handle day to day challenges. It
teaches you your rights and duties as a consumer. In this fast-paced world,
lifestyle and environmental factors are diluting personal relationships.
Children are growing up in an ever-changing environment that can affect their
psychology. Home Science equips you with the ability to tackle these difficult
Home Science education empowers you with the skills to improve every facet of your home life – food, clothing, health, childcare, personal finance, religion, culture, arts, home beautification, etc. It enables you to take better care of your family while helping you lead a more enriched life.