Homeschool Mom ~ My encouragement to you

There are as many ways to homeschool as there are stars in the sky!  I want to shed some light and send out a little encouragement for all of you wonderful homeschool moms who have sacrificed to give your child the best education!

Homeschooling Methods / Styles:

  • Unschooling
  • School at home
  • Classical
  • Charlotte Mason
  • Relaxed or Eclectic
  • Internet
  • DVD / Video
  • Etc.
To learn more about homeschooling methods, check out the explanations at Homeschool.com.

I've read that one of the top reasons for homeschool burn out is the "school at home" method.  From my years of homeschooling (since the birth of my 15 yr old son) I'm going to have to agree. We used to try to live up to the standards of others and do "school at home" and it just created frustration and burnout in all of us.  

So, what do you do if you are burnt out on homeschooling?  Many people give up. Don't do that!  There are ways to get your sanity back and enjoy homeschooling again!

Here is a great article on beating homeschool burnout:  3 Ways to Beat Homeschool Burnout

So, why at the beginning of the school year, am I already talking about burn out?  Because I recently saw the confusion and frustration in a young homeschool mom when asked the question, "When are you going to start school?"

Here is a great article on how not to get burnout in the first place! Avoiding Homeschool Burnout

"there are stressful circumstances you can control: Over-scheduling activities, unrealistic expectations, rigid adherence to a curriculum, lack of support, and too many commitments. In short, trying to be a homeschool "Super Mom." Surprisingly, the solutions to stress factors that are either in or out of our control are very similar."

Read more on FamilyEducation: http://school.familyeducation.com/home-schooling/stress/38363.html#ixzz246Tkd0rX

Here is another article written by a homeschool mom from : the 5 J's blog  How to Prevent Homeschool Burnout

In conclusion, homeschool mom, you don't have to do it on your own.  You don't have to strive to be the curriculum homeschool queen of the universe.  You don't have to fit into the mold of another homeschool mom.  Let God create the mold for you.  He made you and your dear children and knows exactly how all of you learn.  He knows what makes you and your kids tick.  ;)

Follow the best teacher EVER!  Jesus!

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