Avoid Homeschool Chaos

This morning we’ve had one catastrophic event after another, from the dogs running through the mud to greet the FEDEX and UPS men and needing baths TWICE, to the oven going out, and then the internet not working. In fact, all of these wonderful things (a.k.a. chaos) got us really behind with our homeschool studies…

Ever have days like mine? Of course, because chaos is a natural part of life. Yet, understanding that we always have a choice on how we react to the crazy is what makes all the difference.

The holidays are typically full of busy interruptions of all types and sizes. Yet, there are two ways we can view these crazy disruptions to our homeschool day.

  • We can get upset because things haven’t gone as planned. We can stress ourselves and the kids out and then get frustrated because no one wants to learn about algae and dinoflagellates now!
  • OR We can go with the flow. Think of a way to use the interruption as a teaching moment, and reschedule that Biology lesson for later in the day or week.

Don’t stress over making changes, adjusting, or taking a break. Sometimes that is exactly what is needed at the moment!

For more tips on homeschooling through the holidays read this month’s articles!

Holiday Homeschooling Survival Tips

Holidays alone can be stressful but add in homeschooling kids who'd rather dream about what's hiding in mom's closet

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Tips for Teaching Manners During the Holidays

Etiquette is one of those things you think your children understand until, of course, you are surrounded by critical adults

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Other Topics in this Issue

Holiday Gift Guide

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DIY Holiday Advent Calendars

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