Homeschooling and hormones is a tough combination!
I think many, many homeschooling moms suffer from hormone issues, which can be very disruptive to homeschooling. Whether it’s PMS, peri-menopause, or menopause, those changing hormones can bring some very real symptoms.
How To Handle Homeschooling And Hormones
If you have been fortunate enough to never suffer from a hormone imbalance, PMS, or menopausal symptoms, you may have trouble understanding those who struggle with these issues. I hope this post will help you be more aware of what some are going through due to their crazy hormones.
I had hormone problems for many, many years. I was fortunate enough to finally find a doctor who put me on bio-identical hormones which balanced things for me.
However, I STILL remember how rough those years were when my hormones were so out of balance.
If you DO suffer from hormonal problems, perhaps you can relate to this description I wrote about how I was feeling when PMS had a grip on me. (At the time I didn’t know what was going on!)
I woke up this morning to find that the “real” me had gone somewhere, and my body was inhabited by a stranger. To be quite honest, I wasn’t at all happy about it, because I didn’t care for this stranger AT ALL! She wasn’t very nice, and tended to growl and snarl a lot. The least little thing seemed to set her off — whether it was an innocent request from her kids or a little teasing from her husband. She just couldn’t seem to stand any noise, and just wanted to be left alone.
When someone would ask, “Is something wrong?” she’d snap, “No!” and run from the room in tears. She didn’t seem to know why she was crying, but yet she couldn’t stop. If someone asked, “How are you?” it took all she had to smile and say, “Fine,” when she felt FAR from fine.
This stranger stayed with me throughout the day and just seemed to control me. I’d try to fight her, but she seemed to overpower me, and I was too weary to struggle. A terrible feeling of depression hung over me like a dark cloud. Things that had once seemed easy, or routine, now seemed to be more than I could handle.
What I discovered about homeschooling and hormones
By the end of the day, I KNEW – I was positively mentally sick! What else could explain my awful behavior, disinterest in life, and uncontrollable emotions?
If you’re able to identify with some of these feelings and thoughts, more than likely you’re of the many women who suffer from PMS, or some other hormone imbalance.
Next, I will give more information about hormone issues and reassurance that the problems ARE biological, not psychosomatic, as you probably often wonder! You really aren’t crazy!
Read more about how to homeschool through hormones in these posts below ⇓
How To Handle Homeschooling And Hormones
There Is Hope For Homeschooling And Hormones
Guilt and Depression – Homeschooling And Hormones
What Will Homeschooling Through Hormones Do To My Children?
What About My Husband? Homeschooling & Hormones
How To Find Joy When Homeschooling Through Hormones
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I previously wrote a four-post series on Why Homeschooling Moms Cry, and though I didn’t include hormones in that list, hormones certainly can and do make us cry!
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If you sign up for the series on this post form, you will get a daily email with each of them. So glad this came at a good time for you. Thanks for your encouraging words!
I’m having trouble opening your links to the different articles on homeschooling and hormones. All of them are either opening to this page or your blog homepage. It’s a bummer because these articles couldn’t have come at a better time for me! I love your blog, thanks for the encouragement!
Hi Ericka! So sorry. Here is the link to the next post in the series: https://thecharactercorner.com/there-is-hope-homeschooling-hormones-2/
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I hope the posts will be a help to you!
oh for the love of pete. so where is part 2? this post feels disappointing because it was like “i cant wait until i see what shes going to say!!” and then the total letdown of “oh nice, now i have to find ANOTHER post?!?!”
I know that stranger well! I’ve been praying lately for the Spirit’s help to act well when I feel bad!
Heather, I am sorry. I’ve been there – know what you are dealing with! In fact, maybe I should add a post to this series about that – when Mama AND teen are dealing with hormone issues!
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