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It doesn’t matter how hard you try to keep things the same. Change will happen in your home. When these changes happen often times one thing that always seems to suffer is our homeschooling efforts. Not because we are slackers but because when change happens we tend to go into survival mode for a season. However, what if I told you that in the midst of change that your homeschooling efforts did not have to completely suffer?
Homeschooling in the Midst of Change
Though we can not stop changes from happening in our lives we can limit how bad those changes will affect things around us in our home. We can cushion the blow a bit and if we are careful we can somewhat keep a normalcy about our homeschooling day.
- Plan ahead as much as possible: Sometimes we are lucky… We know that change is coming. When we do then we need to make a plan of action. Call a family meeting if you have to. Having a plan of action is a lifesaver when you have enough time to come up with one that it.
- Remember the slow and steady rule: Not always are changes something we can plan for. However, we can still focus on one thing at a time. Taking it slow and steady when it comes to our homeschooling. After all, the beauty of homeschooling is the ability to move at your own pace.
- Cut where you can until you can add it all back into the schedule: Not all subjects have to be covered in a day. There may be some seasons that you need to cut certain ones due to changes going on or the need to change focus. In our home, reading, math, grammar and writing are musts daily. Science, history and all others can be supplemented or shelved if need be until we can give them the attention they deserve.
- Develop a team atmosphere: As a homeschooling unit, you need to be able to work together. Your children can help with the day to day activities. Of course, you will have to let go of perfection a bit but this is a wonderful learning experience for you all.
- Call for help: So many times we suffer when we don’t need to. Don’t be ashamed to ask for help during your season of change. Most of the time people want to help us but simply do not know how or where to begin!
- Work toward developing a new homeschooling normal: The fact is that homeschooling changes and looks different to us all during certain seasons of life. We can start to build a new homeschooling routine though and maintain our sense of normalcy at some point.
We can not always control change. Change is a part of life. However, we can protect our homeschooling efforts in the midst of change.
Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,
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