We all have one those of those days where you just homeschool when you don’t want to. Trying to remind ourselves that if we continue that it will continue helping our kids and ourselves. What do we do then to continue on?
Take a break or a longer break
It might just be that you need a break. Whether it is just you who needs the break as the parent or you and your kids need the break. It is okay to take a break, we all need one. With homeschooling it is possible to do that easier than it would be for other families. Being flexible is a big important part of homeschooling. Sometimes we are doing school work for a really like period of time and can’t focus anymore. Or we are getting ready to go back to doing school work after a break like Christmas break and need more time. It is normal to need a break or need a longer one.
Start reading an inspirational book
There are other homeschool parents who go through the same thing as we go through too. Some have written a book that may end up helping through the situation. When reading you can find reasons as to why you will want to continue homeschooling. You can find these books anywhere even your local library.
Make sure you make things simple
Another thing to help you when you homeschool when you don’t want to is make things simple. If you are doing something like giving tests or needing to keep grades for your high school students take a break from doing those things. Do other homeschool methods that will make it so that you won’t have to do these things. An example of a method that would make this happen would be unit studies. Don’t worry they don’t last for a long time, they usually last a few weeks so you can take a break then go back to doing grades for records.
Think about what is making you feel this way
Think about what is actually making you feel like you don’t want to homeschool. Also think about how it would be if you would send your kids to private school or public school. How would it affect your family? Would sending them to school be the better solution for you as a family or continuing to homeschool? What are the factors involved in your life that could affect this?
Is there a schedule of a family member that would make it hard to spend time together? Is the education your kids would get from the public or private school something that would work for them individually? Once you take all the factors into account this will help you decide the direction that is needed to go.
Have you ever had one of these moments? What did you do about continuing or not continuing to homeschool when you don’t want to? Let us know!