If you’ve homeschooled for more than, oh, probably a week or so, you’ve probably experienced them – the hard days of homeschooling. The kids are bickering. The baby’s fussy. The toddler’s into everything. The teenager’s moody. The kids are crying. Mom is crying. And, nothing – nothing – is going according to plan.
You just want to throw in the towel. So, how do you keep going? How do you keep homeschooling on the hard days?
1. Assess the situation.
Take a moment to step back and assess what’s going on. Are you getting back into a routine after some time off? Are the kids (or Mom) tired from a late night, a busy weekend, or a crowded schedule? Is there a family situation that is causing stress? Is the child struggling with a difficult skill or concept?