5 Major Life Skills You Can Learn From Home Science

Atmaj Vyas , 23 Mar 2018
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Man Cutting Vegetables (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

Times have indeed changed! What once used to be considered the norm in society, no longer holds ground. There has been a major shift in the balance and ideas of people. What would have once been considered too “manly” or too “feminine”, is now a constraint that doesn’t exist. Gender has always been a societal construct anyway and while we still have a long way to go in terms of gender equality,  the line between the sexes seems to be fading, slowly but steadily. One such field that has seen a change is. education. Developmental and home science is a subject that has piqued the interest of many men around the world and in India too.

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Cleaning The House (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

So what is home science? Well, the literal definition of home science would be an education for a better living. It is the study of reciprocal relations between the family and its natural and man-made environments. With the dynamics of the ‘house’ changing drastically, it has become more and more important for men to understand and be able to deal with home-related situations. So how is it helpful? Well, here are 5 reasons why we think it’s important!

1. Scientific Approach To Home Management

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Scientific Approach (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

Over the years, there have been major advances in the areas of health, nutrition, textile and various other housing-related stuff. These advancements have helped us make our day-to-day life each. The responsibility to take care of your household is equal. Hence, the essential knowledge and skills gained through the study of home science have become equally important.

2. Helps You Understand How To Better The Use Of Services And Facilities

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Learn (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

Compared to the past, there are a lot more services and facilities available to people in order to make their life simpler. This has reduced the task of household chores and other errands. Home science helps you understand how to approach and utilize these services with maximum efficiency. In the daily hustle, it is no longer possible for men to shove away their responsibilities which is why this subject is all the more important.

3. Helps You Economise

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Save Money (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

We no longer live in a time where the man went to work and the woman stayed at home and took care of the house. It has become a more individualistic society and both men and women need to know how to balance their household and professional life. Home science helps train and educate you towards making that perfect balance. The knowledge this provides has helped many men to manage their finances. Being independent and knowing how to do stuff on your own is always a good thing.

4.  Helps You Lead A Healthier And Happier Life

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Happy Man (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

Everyone wants to be happy and healthy. It is also considered one of the basic goals of a family life. Home science tries to teach you exactly that. It helps you understand the needs of others (family) which are both physical and psychological. The subject covers a huge scope and variety of subjects, all which are essential skills to know. From home decoration to taking care of your clothes, it teaches you all the life skills you need. Better yet, this helps you understand and appreciate how much women have actually been doing for you all this while. This isn’t a ‘man VS woman’ thing. It’s a ‘life’ thing and the skills taught are too valuable to pass up.

5. Prepares You For The Family Life

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Husband And Wife Planning (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

With all the essential skills home science teaches you, it makes understanding and planning out your eventual family life out well. While it doesn’t necessarily mean it prepares you for marriage, the skills and education you obtain, help you become independent enough. Moreover, it helps you weighing and balancing competing demands and making intelligent selections and decisions.

It is now an essential thing for men and women alike. The life skills and hacks it teaches you is something you really shouldn’t pass up. So go ahead, take up the subject and learn!

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