Are you tired of feeling like a homeschool failure each January? Try Shawna’s tips for using the holidays as a homeschool reset and start the new year off refreshed rather than tired and discouraged.
The first few years we homeschooled, I used to give up right around week 2 of December. The post-Thanksgiving mess, the need for Christmas shopping and prep, combined with my out-of-routine, slightly overloaded children made for a very rocky start to the season.
Homeschooling seemed like the last thing I could accomplish as our schedules and my to-do list increased.
I beat myself up for it. I went into January determined to get back on track, but every year, I struggled to overcome the feeling I was beginning the new year as a homeschool failure.
Tired of the same pattern taking over our holidays and homeschool every single year, I finally decided to try something new.
I decided to create an entirely different homeschool plan and experience for the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Years.
You know what? It worked.
It worked so well that I have been doing it for the five years since. I will continue to do it until my youngest graduates our homeschool.
How to Make the Holidays the Perfect Homeschool Reset
This new plan has become a kind of mid-year reset for our homeschool. Even better, it’s become a fun, highly-anticipated tradition.
Try our “holiday homeschool” traditions to create your own homeschool reset and start the new year off refreshed instead of tired and discouraged! [Read more…]