Hey there, homeschooling moms! If you've been feeling like homeschooling isn't quite living up to your expectations, don't worry, you're not alone. Many parents find themselves in the same boat, and there are some common reasons why homeschooling may not be working as smoothly as you'd hoped. Let's dive right into the top three reasons and see if we can help you find some solutions.
One of the primary reasons homeschooling might not be working as well as you'd like is the desire to be the "super teacher" who does it all. It's easy to fall into the trap of wanting to provide every aspect of your child's education, but this can be exhausting and counterproductive.
Solution: Take a step back and remember that your role as a homeschooling parent is to guide, provide resources, give structure, and be an example—not to do everything for your child. Keep it simple and gradually work your way out of a job when it comes to being a teacher. Don't be afraid to reach out to other homeschooling parents for recommendations and guidance; they can help you sift through the abundance of resources. I cover not only homeschooling but the winning mindset behind it in this course.
Another reason homeschooling might not be working as you'd like is the absence of a structured routine. When you're teaching at home, it's easy to fall into the trap of being too flexible with your schedule.
Solution: Consider creating a daily or weekly schedule that includes dedicated blocks of time for different subjects and activities. Stick to this schedule as closely as possible to provide your child with a sense of routine and predictability. My course on how to run your home like a business, particularly a franchise can help take you from chaos to a peaceful house with a family/team mentality
One often overlooked reason homeschooling can be challenging is the tendency to neglect your own well-being in the process. When you're focused on your child's education, it's easy to put self-care on the back burner.
Solution: Remember that you're not just a homeschooling mom but also an individual with needs and interests. Schedule regular "me time" to recharge and pursue your hobbies or interests. Don't hesitate to ask for support from family or friends, and consider joining a homeschooling support group where you can share experiences and advice. Ladies, it's also incredibly important that you learn how your body operates and work with it and not against it. My absolute #1 read on this is here.
If homeschooling isn't working as smoothly as you'd like, it's essential to identify the root causes and take proactive steps to address them. Remember that your goal is to empower your child to become an independent learner, and that begins with taking care of yourself. By simplifying your approach, creating structure, and prioritizing your well-being, you can make homeschooling a more rewarding experience for both you and your child. Keep up the great work, homeschooling moms! You're there to guide and support your child's education journey while also taking care of yourself along the way.