Okay! You’ve got a daily schedule in place…the kids are following it…KIND OF. So, why do you feel like pulling your hair out? Not to worry, you’re not the only one. Here are some tips, to hopefully bring down the stress levels:
1. Don’t Be Too Hard on Yourself
Please remember to take it easy on yourself, don’t expect homeschooling to be perfect. You are doing the best you can, you are NOT trying to recreate school. There will be hard days. There will be good days. You got this.
2. Keep at the Schedule
I know that schedule and routine isn’t easy, but make sure you create a routine and adjust the schedule to fit YOUR family. It is important that your child knows what to expect each day and that they will be working on schoolwork. This will keep the “No!” to a minimum.
3. Reach Out to Your Child’s Teacher
Your child’s teacher wants you to reach out to them. Any questions you have about work (how much to do, how to do it, etc.), they can help! The best way to reach them is email, and I know they check it often! We are all learning together and they care about your child’s education.
4. Allow for Brain Breaks and Movement
I’m sure you’ve noticed…it’s hard for kids to stay in one place and focus on work for more than 10 minutes at a time. You’re not alone! Brain breaks can help with this. It can be 10 minutes of work and a 5 minute break or it can be a 15 minutes of work and a 10 minute break. Find one that works for your child. A great place to find some brain break activities is in the Mindful Mondays section.
5. Limit the Electronics
Say what? I know, everything seems to be on electronics, but make sure to set limits. Help you child understand using electronics for learning vs. electronics for fun. Setting this time in your schedule will keep them from asking all day!
I hope the tips were helpful. Do you have any tips that really have helped you out? Share below!
References: Mrs. Hill (Belshaw Elementary)