Homeschooling takes a lot of energy! Even with the best laid plans and best curricula at your disposal, you’re going to get tired. You’re going to need to recharge.
We often associate coloring and crayons with little children. However, coloring with older children, including teenss, can not only build family bonds but also be an academic pursuit.
Like any adventure, it is the little things that make homeschooling successful. A puzzle is assembled of small pieces; the longest hike is made up of thousands of individual steps. Similarly, our homeschooling journey becomes easier when we keep our eyes on the individual steps in front of us.
All school year long we power through homeschooling. There is so much to do. It takes hard work and grit and most of all perseverance. But none of that is any good if you don’t have peace.
For me, burnout creeps in regularly, sometimes in February, sometimes in other months, and I have found that a little effort to boost my attitude can go a long way. A few small changes can prevent serious, life-altering burnout.