So you decided to homeschool. Or maybe you've been at it for awhile.
I'm not going to pull any punches.. sometimes things get hard, I mean really hard.
What skills and tools can you develop to face those hard days, weeks, months so that you and your kids don't fall apart?
1.Start with why? Go ahead and do yourself a favor and read Simon Sinek's "Start With Why"
It is absolutely paramount that you know in your core why you are doing what you are doing. Center yourself each day with that why so you can move forward with purpose when things seem to fall apart. Write it in on your mirror, put it on your fridge, tattoo it on your forehead but be connected to that on the daily. We can work through hardships and struggles of homeschooling when we can connect with our why on a daily basis.
2.Accept the fact that the world does not owe you anything. This may sound harsh but there is complete freedom when you accept 100% of everything in your life, and with homeschooling, this means accepting 100% of your kids' education. Now I don't mean that you have to teach every single subject or tutor your kid who has a learning difference. I mean that the calvary is not going to come in and save you and you are the person who has to figure out the best game plan for education for your kid. That may mean outsourcing classes that best fit your kids, becoming in tune with your kids needs to you can develop the best homeschool environment you can.
If you start to envy the neighbor down the street that can drop her kid off for the day and get to work on her own thing or simply have time to herself, you can always come back to