Toes in the Sand

Homeschool Burnout

Posted on: 10/21/2009

It is now a couple of months into the new school year and we are re-evaluating everything. I think that every homeschooler does this. We constantly think about what we are doing and if it is working. We have had this week at home. There was no swimming this week.  I have seen just what we can accomplish when we put our minds to it.

If you are starting to get a little burned out, here are some tips to help you out.

~Change it up. Put away the book work and do a unit study or maybe a lapbook.

~Take a mini break. Take a few days off from ‘doing school’ and just hang out. Go to the park and explore the trails. Go to the museum and see what is new, Go camping for a few days. Nature has a way of righting things.

~Take some time for yourself. It is very easy for moms to always put themselves last on the list. Take some time to see that movie that you have been wanting to see. Go to the bookstore and roam the shelves.

~Figure out what is absolutely necessary in your homeschooling day. Are you over scheduling your children? Do you have too many responsibilities outside the home? If possible take a break from a few.

~Talk to your homeschooling friends. They know what you are going through and they might have some wonderful suggestions.

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