Saturday, October 16, 2010

Help Dealing with Homeschool Burnout

I saw these at About.com Homeschooling.

Two of my favorite:

Hitting the Homeschool Wall by Holly Richardson

Avoiding Homeschool Burnout by Isabel Shaw


These are coping mechanisms that I learned the hard way. Students are not the only people who learn and grow in homeschool. It has been the catalyst for spiritual and emotional growth for the adults in our family as well.

3 comments:

Eva said...

Burnout is one of the dangerous aspects of homeschooling because you can't just go "home" and leave your students behind. Being teacher and mother is sometimes difficult, I've noticed that too. Then I always try to take a look at my goals and also the developmental stages of my children. That puts things into perspective. I also remember the comment of another mother who once said, "Don't take things personally" (refering to her son and herself). Taking a break from everything also helps!

Alexandra said...

"Don't take things personally" - Yes! That and remembering the power of prayer, and to offer it up. I enjoy the challenges though - it builds character. ;) Seriously, homeschooling creates layers and layers of wisdom, perseverance, and patience. And there is always more to learn. I'm thankful for this choice for our family.

Eva said...

I think you are so right, Alexandra. I somewhere have a prayer for patience for mothers. It mentions that motherhood is a way to sainthood!

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