For many homeschooling families, it’s time to start thinking about the start of a new school year – if you haven’t started already. That first week or so back to school can be difficult after a more relaxed schedule and too much screen time. (Tell me that’s not just my house!) We’ll be starting our 12th homeschooling year in the next week or so. Over the years, I’ve picked up some tips on how to get the school year off to a smooth start.

1. Don’t try to start everything at once.

This is one of those lessons I learned early on in our homeschooling journey and it has served me well. We never jump in with a full load the first few weeks of school. Some years we start with a heavier course load than other years, but never everything all at once. I like to allow time to adjust to the school routine again and get in the swing of any new curriculum we may be using.

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