100 Reasons To Keep Homeschooling Through Difficulties

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Homeschooling Through Difficulties

Finishing up my 17th year of homeschooling and I am thankful that I continued to homeschool, even through some really difficult situations. Then it took so long to write this post that now it is the season for preparing for the next year…bring on number 18!

Often those situations seem so much larger in the moment then I remember them. Yet even today I am struggling to help my sons finish their school assignments for this week.

Sometimes I write blog posts or create memes to remind myself why I keep pushing to finish this journey of homeschooling my children.

Because even in the ugly, horrible, and difficult circumstances that life sometimes drops into my life, my children have still been able to receive the education that they need.

Homeschooling Through Difficulties: Illness

  1. Read a book like Lost and Found
  2. Practice receiving help
  3. Follow these 12 Practice Tips for Homeschooling Through a Short Term Crisis 
  4. Take a moment and examine your expectations.
  5. Don’t beat yourself up if you normally serve a hot meal in the morning and breakfast has become cold cereal for 2 weeks.
  6. Sometimes the lesson for your kids is them learning how to run the house and not completing another math lesson.
  7. Buy paper products and forget about doing the dishes.
  8. Compassion, perseverance, and humility are often best learned in a practical situation.
  9. 10 Tips for Homeschooling with a Chronic Illness because sometimes the illness is chronic.
  10. Homeschooling Through a Chronic Illness states that you need to be willing to accept a new normal.

Homeschooling Through Difficulties: Grief

  1. Grief and Joy combined, it is okay to laugh and cry during the same moment.
  2. Homeschooling Through Grief, remember to take frequent breaks.
  3. How the Challenge of Love is Grief, copy down a scripture verse and tape it to the bathroom mirror.
  4. Sometimes choosing to do things in small amounts helps build momentum and even in your grief it is ok to smile, How Homeschooling Actually Saved Me From Depression.
  5. Homeschooling Through Grief can be done, don’t expect a cookie cutter appoach to work.

Homeschooling Through Difficulties: Tough Times

  1. How to Homeschool Through Tough Times, remember to be flexible.
  2. 4 Lessons I’ve learned Homeschooling Through Hard Times, kids still learn even despite the difficult moment.
  3. Listen to others who have experienced similar situations, Homeschooling Through Hard Times.
  4. Homeschooling When the Schedule is Disrupted, flexibility is a skill to practice.
  5. Homeschooling Through Trying Times, remember to be gentle with yourself.
  6. Homeschooling When Life Gets Hard, family comes first.
  7. 5 Reasons Why We Continued to Homeschool, you get to set the pace
  8. 8 Tips to Help Your Homeschool Thrive Through Hard Times, remember to relax.
  9. Does Your Homeschool Need a Grace Year? yes, always add more grace.
  10. Keep things simple when Homeschooling Through a Crisis 

Homeschooling Through Difficulties: Being Overwhelmed

  1. Embracing Overwhelm
  2. Battling the fear of failing 
  3. Take a break from the books and plan some fun.
  4. Maybe you just need to take a Homeschool Sabbatical.
  5. Don’t forget to adjust the homeschool plans to better serve your kids.
  6. Teach Science in the summer instead of squeezing it into an already busy school year.
  7. Create Margin
  8. Take a Moment to say a Homeschool Prayer
  9. Remember that God does provide and when He does, take a photo of the provision.
  10. Accepting Limits, Balancing Homeschool, and Work

Homeschooling Through Difficulties: Depression

  1. Homeschooling with Depressions, Part 1: remember some is better than none.
  2. Homeschooling with Depression, you aren’t the only one and it is okay to ask for help.
  3. 5 Days of Homeschooling with Depression: there is hope and you are not alone.
  4. Homeschooling Through Depression is not easy but can be done.
  5. How to Homeschool With Depression, read the ebook Finding Joy in Depression.
  6. Listen to a podcast on Depression and the Homeschooling Mom.
  7. Sometimes it is our children struggling, Homeschooling Teens with Mental Illness.
  8. To the Mom who is Exhausted, Depressed, and Completely Overwhelmed, read about a lesson from Elijah.
  9. Just do the next thing, Homeschooling Though Depression.
  10. Anxiety and Depression are no joke, despite the setbacks you can still provide a quality education.

Homeschooling Through Difficulties: Anxiety

  1. Overcoming Homeschool Anxiety, one of the tips mention finding a relaxation method.
  2. Homeschooling and Anxiety, sometimes you need take a break.
  3. Watch a video where one mom shares her personal journey with Homeschooling and Anxiety
  4. Five Things I’ve Learned From Living with Anxiety, talk about it.
  5. Focus on the long term journey not the short term setback.

Homeschooling Through Difficulties: Battling Burnout

  1. Dear Homeschool Mom Who Wants to Quit, find some cures for homeschool burnout.
  2. The Cure of the Discouraged Homeschool Mom, find time to pray.
  3. Finding Rest as a Homeschool Mom, when schooling has become a chore.
  4. DeStressing 101 for Homeschool Moms, stop the comparison trap.
  5. 7 Things Every Homeschool Mom Needs to Know, print some scripture verses for encouragement.
  6. Dear Homeschool Mom Who has Homeschool Burnout, most of us go through burnout at one time or another.
  7. Embrace the white space, 3 Lessons Learned from Burnout.
  8. Homeschool Burnout: Warning Signs and How to Recover, remember what motivated you to homeschool in the first place.
  9. Homeschooling 101: Homeschool Burnout, burnout is normal.
  10. 10 Biggest Homeschool Burnout Triggers and How to Cope, remember homeschooling is flexible.

Homeschooling Through Difficulties: Exhaustion 

  1. Read the book Flourish, when you are paralyzed by your to do list.
  2. Being Real: Exhausted, not just lack of sleep but no margin in your day.
  3. Afternoon Refueling for the Tired Mom, don’t forget to drink your water…hello self care.
  4. I Want to Quit Homeschooling, take a step back to look at the big picture.
  5. Practical Homemaking Help for the Tired Homeschool Mom, do school when it works for you.
  6. Read the book Say Goodbye to Survival Mode, find some ideas on how to simplify.
  7. 8 Tips for the Tired Homeschool Mom, maybe you just need a break.
  8. When tired becomes chronic maybe have a normal school schedule and a sick school schedule would help, The Chronically Tired Parent.
  9. Let go of the guilt, How to Conquer Physical and Mental Exhaustion.
  10. Do you Need a Homeschool Full Stop?, sometimes taking a break is better then pushing through.

Homeschooling Through Difficulties: Loneliness 

  1. Loneliness and the Homeschool Parent, reach out to your friends.
  2. Keeping it Real: You Are Not Alone in Your Homeschool Struggles, sometimes getting through the day is a huge struggle.
  3. Dear Homeschool Mom Who is Lonely, this could just be a season.
  4. When Homeschooling is Lonely and Hard: An Honest Conversation From One Homeschool Mom to Another, let Him be your refuge.
  5. 6 Candid Reasons You’re an Isolated Mom, can you relate?

Homeschooling Through Difficulties: Hard and Tough Times

  1. Homeschooling Through Hard Times That Disrupt Your Schedule, children still learn life lessons when times are difficult.
  2. Homeschooling Through the Hard Times, finding inspiration.
  3. 5 Reasons Why We Continue to Homeschool Through Tough Times, when you feel unworthy to keep homeschooling.
  4. Don’t forget to delegate when Homeschooling Through Challenging Times.
  5. Homeschooling in Times of Crisis, homeschooling is a tool, it is not our hope.
  6. Listen to a 15 minute podcast on Why We Go Through the Hard Times, yes I do wrestle with the why me.
  7. Homeschool Survival: How to Get Through the Tough Times, it is possible to keep homeschooling even when circumstances seem to conspire against it.
  8. Homeschooling When Life Gets Hard, sometimes the hard times help you come up with the creative solutions.
  9. Homeschooling Through the Tough Times, be flexible with yourself.
  10. Homeschooling on the Hard Days, a healthy dose of humor can help.

Homeschooling Through Difficulties

  1. Homeschool Foundation, is there to help you in difficult situations.
  2. Homeschooling Through Trying Times, let the circumstances develop meekness and strengthen your faith.
  3. Homeschooling in the Difficult Times, because medical needs jump to the top of the list.
  4. Some great tips for How to Battle an Overwhelmed Spirit, God is more powerful than your feelings.
  5. It is ok to re-evaluate if homeschooling is the right choice for your family. Yes, sometimes the answer is to find another alternative to educate your children. What I learned When I Quit Homeschooling

One thing I noticed in writing this post, there are a lot of homeschool moms battling many kinds of circumstances while choosing to educate their children. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.



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