Mental health is something that’s rather taboo to talk about these days. what is mental health? mental health is ” includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It effects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. theirs so many way to know if someone you know, or you yourself are going through mental health symptoms such as ” eating or sleeping too much or too little Pulling away from people and usual activities Having low or no energy Feeling numb or like nothing matters,Having unexplained aches and pain”. during first part of quarantine there were a lot of people going through mental health problems. being stuck at home cant do anything cant go to work cant go to the gym to refresh your mind, it was something that effected people differently. the feelings of being isolated and being lonely can cause major stress on yourself. I myself suffer with mental health and when covid first hit and we had to go on lock down, at first it was easy and okay and i was making the best of it. but then it really took a toll on my well being and i really wanted to get out of the house being stuck in my room with all of those lingering thoughts in my head was effecting me badly. i realized i relied on peoples positivist to make me feel better about my self i couldn’t do it on my own. saying you suffer from mental health can be a huge things for people just because people may not know how to handle that . here’s a link on ways you can help someone who suffers from mental health! https://www.mentalhealth.gov/basics/what-is-mental-health. it was very wonderful to see all the helpful tips. I wish I knew about these tips before.
also heres another way to cope with stress of mental health.
As the 2020, General election approaches it’s more important than ever that your ballot is cast and accounted for. As we all know this election season has not been the same as others in the past. If you’re an eligible voter, please vote. Here in the Twin Cities placing your vote just got a little bit easier if you are looking to beat the election day rush. Both Minneapolis and St. Paul have added absentee in-person voting locations for voters convenience.
I have been homeschooled my entire school career until college. I think it is wonderful to live in a nation where people have the freedom to choose where and how to school their children. It is also such a blessing to live in a nation where education is such a priority and so common. Social media is good at communicating homeschooling in a bad light. Whatever way people have been schooled, public, private, or homeschool, we all have the gift of knowledge and should be thankful for that. However, I think that certain schooling styles work better for some individuals than others.
Everyone is Unique
With everyone being so different and some people having an easier time without distractions, homeschool is a good option for children and students! There are many different homeschool curriculums and these can be tailored personally to each individual. Some students do well with the bustle of public schools, bur others do not thrive under peer pressure and noise. Some parents need to send their children to a public school, while others see best to send their kids to a private school. My parents chose to homeschool, which has formed me into the person I am today.
I have had a lot of quality time with my mom, and her style of teaching. I have learned a lot about the importance of family, and how to deal with abrasive character in getting along with my four siblings. I have been a violinist for eleven year and have tried out guitar and mandolin as well, this was made possible by my homeschool. Also, my siblings and I had a coffee business for ten years that we ran for homeschool, and raised money for college.
The National Center for Education Statistics states that in the 2011-2012 school year over 3% of children between kindergarten and 12th grade. An article from Time4Learning had statistics that nearly 2 million students, in 2012, across the United States were homeschooled. This number has stayed stable. With so many people doing it and so much success from the students, homeschooling is something to consider for your children if the opportunity arises. If you are worried about the influences of public school, like bullying or drugs, homeschool is always an option. This article from Penn State articulates the pros of home school well. Homeschooling has been done throughout all of history, and people in the past turned out well, they formed our nation! It mentions the studies that have been done that show that homeschool students score well, if not better than public school students on the Piers-Harris Children’s Self-Concept Scale. This debunks the myths that homeschoolers are any less adept in social situations than public or private schoolers.
Additionally, homeschool in Minnesota is especially good because of the Post-secondary Enrollment Options we have for high schoolers who want to save money be earning college credit. Homeschoolers have the ability to choose to live on campus during their postsecondary learning in high school because they can complete all their homework at the school instead of driving back and forth if their college offers on-campus living. All of this is mostly to say that by homeschooling you are setting your child up for success. Homeschooling will not ruin your child’s social life, it can greatly increase their desire for higher learning, and you can spend more time with them.
Education is a Gift, No Matter If it is Public, Private, or from Home
I say none of this because I want to snub the good things that come from public school and private school. I say this because I want to encourage people to look at the options and find the best one for you in the situation you are in life, and maybe this doesn’t apply to you because you don’t have children. There are many home school success stories on the media, but people will pay more attention to the epic fails than the many wonderful things. We can choose to have a positive outlook, and look into the options. Also, with COVID being such a huge reality now home school is something that many people are getting a taste of. The last thing I want to say is that no matter how education is given it is a gift and knowledge is something that we can appreciate.