After homeschooling for the past 31 years, I will be the first to say that our homeschool wasn’t always happy! Not only that, but there were times when I felt like I was a failure at homeschooling.
But, with lots of prayer and advice from veteran homeschooling moms, I learned something different. I learned tips that helped us not only have a happy homeschool, but also a successful one. We certainly want our homeschool to not only be happy, but we also want to be successful in our efforts, right?
Here are The Best Tips For Happy & Successful Homeschooling
These are some of my top homeschooling posts to help you as you begin your new school year. You will find the best tips for keeping your home school happy and successful. These are things I wish I had known when I started homeschooling. There are also things that helped me stick with it for the long haul. If you happen to be an intense, stressed homeschooling mom, there is a post here for you too!
Homeschooling requires commitment and hard work! It will require you to spend time planning, preparing, and teaching. We need these 5 essential keys to a happy homeschool year or we risk becoming stressed or overwhelmed.
When this happens our homes and our home school often are no longer enjoyable. Mom isn’t very happy, and neither are the kids. Instead, let’s look at some simple ways to keep things happy in our homeschool!
The week my youngest son finished the last lesson of his school year was a bittersweet week for me. Our other seven kids had graduated from our homeschool, and now after 31 years of homeschooling, my last one had graduated. The reality hit me: I was no longer a homeschooling mom.
I could sit down and tell you many, many tips for happy and successful homeschooling that I have learned over the years. However, I’m going to narrow it down to the most important 3 things I learned from 31 years of homeschooling.
All of us usually begin homeschooling with a combination of excitement and passion, mixed with some fear. We feel that teaching our kids at home is the best choice, and what God has called us to, but we worry that we won’t be able to “do it right.”
We will certainly make some mistakes as we teach our kids, but I believe there are 4 key tips to being happy and successful in our homeschooling.
The first time I heard about homeschooling was when my mom mentioned hearing something about it on the radio. At the time, I had one child, a two-year-old daughter. I clearly remember telling my mom “I could NEVER do that!” I seriously didn’t think I would ever be qualified to do such a thing. At the time, I didn’t know anything about homeschooling, and that made it seem overwhelming to me.
Over time God used people and resources to change my mind, and with a bit of trepidation mixed with excitement, I began kindergarten at home with my daughter. Over the last 31 years, I have learned many tips that I wish I had known when I first started teaching our kids at home.
Sometimes as busy homeschooling moms, we just need to take a break and de-stress, especially if you are an intense homeschool mom! We all have those times where we’re stressed out with the crazy, busy life we have. These 10 fun ways to de-stress as a homeschool mom are just what you need!
Many moms have asked me to share the things that helped me through 31 years of homeschooling.
After thinking about it recently, I came up with a list of 10 tips that I heard or learned over the years that made me not only stick with it but also helped me to finish strong.
So, Mom, what common tips did you find throughout all of these posts? Did you notice that several of them stressed the importance of character training, prayer, purpose, and priorities?
For a happy successful homeschooling year, don’t get so caught up in the academics that you forget what really matters!
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