Monday, February 3, 2020

How Mom Can Get a Break While Homeschooling


Homeschooling is a normal course of action for many households now. It doesn’t mean that it is significantly better than other options, but it can be truly beneficial if organized correctly. Organization is important not only for children but also for parents, as they also can burn out easily. Here we gathered advice from real moms who have homeschoolers to deal with. 

#1. Delegate unpleasant work

Penelope Trunk, an entrepreneur, and mother of two homeschoolers, believes burnout occurs if you do work that you don't like. If you like to work in the garden, you will work in the garden around the clock and not get tired. But if all this fuss with grass and bushes annoys you - hire a gardener, direct your forces where you really want, and just admire a beautiful garden. Do you understand where she is inclining in? If you don't like teaching children, hire a tutor, or look for a family class. If you like teaching, but it's annoying that nobody canceled cleaning the house after your classes - find a way to delegate this responsibility. If you are like being a mom of a homeschooler, dealing with projects, but you hate dealing with papers, address SmartWritingService, a professional essay writing service online. You can do it yourself, just to see how your kid should deal with his or her writing assignments. You can order papers online of different types and use them as practical samples.

#2. Decide when your school day ends

Book author and journalist, mother of many children, Jessica Fisher recalls that in the early years of home schooling for her children, she planned the school day in great detail and did not calm down until all the plans were deleted from the list. This often exhausted her and the children. Now her school day ends at exactly 15:30. No matter what happens, the bell rings at this time, and the home school closes.

#3. Discuss your problems with your spouse

We often get very tired of putting all our soul and all our strength into homeschooling, and stop noticing much. Marianne Sunderland, the mother of eight homeschoolers, argues that her husband often has a more objective point of view on some issues of homeschooling. And if you listen to what your husband says and follow his advice, family life can qualitatively change for the better.

#4. Study yourself

Often, the abundance of simple and daily repetitive "mummy" functions (washing, cooking, cleaning) in the case of homeschooling is supplemented by another - children's education. This is especially true for elementary school, where sometimes you just have to get stuck with a child on some primitive topic. The mother of four homeschooler teenagers and blogger Brandy Vensil recommends devoting yourself to self-development for at least 30 minutes a day. Even if it is something related to homeschooling: a book on a new teaching methodology, a webinar, reading a scientific article. It will help you feel better. When you feel more knowledgeable, you feel more confident, and it helps to be more relaxed about the whole process.

#5. Sometimes have an unplanned day off to relax

Jamie Martin, a writer and mother of many children, believes that the freedom of homeschooling lies in the fact that we have no need to force ourselves when there is no energy to teach children. Sometimes this is the best thing that can be done for the whole family - to postpone their studies for a while and do something that is not related to the school curriculum at all.

We hope these tips will be helpful to you. We would like to hear what helps to replenish the strength for you. Don’t be afraid to sound silly - we all need to share our tricks!

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