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As a homeschooling mom, one of the hardest lessons for me to learn was when to actually take a break from school work. I suspect that there are many other homeschooling moms out there that are just as confused as I was.
Learning When it is OK to Take a Homeschooling Break
Overwhelming that is what some homeschooling days can feel like. Sometimes it actually begins to feel like that often. Our children begin to struggle with some of the most basic of concepts, our homes are resembling a bad hoarder episode and we ourselves are just too tired to keep going. Yet, we force ourselves to because we feel we have to. However, our bodies are telling us to please just stop.
Reasons why we should take small breaks throughout the year. ….
- Pushing ourselves or our children can actually cause more harm than good. Pushing our children too much can quickly suck out the joy in our homeschooling journey.
- We are in no rush! Sometimes we forget that. Homeschooling isn’t supposed to go our children’s speed and not the school systems speed. We are in no competition.
- Allows you to both to refresh. Breaks give us time to regroup and refresh to come back in a better mood.
- This can actually help our children learn better! Short breaks through the school year can help your child focus and rechannel their efforts when they are less frustrated.
So When Do We Break?
- When our children are losing focus and the desire to learn it may be time to think about breaking for a little bit.
- If your homeschooling efforts seem to be moving away from your homeschooling vision.
- When you realize one day that you are beginning to look more like a public school setting with your scheduling.
Dear Homeschooling Momma-
Breaks are important and they are needed. They don’t have to be long breaks but we have to be willing to close the books for a day here and there. No matter if our planner says we can or not. There are plenty of ways to make up the time required by your state as needed. Not only will your children thank you but you will also thank yourself.
Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,
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