Prevent "Homeschool Mom Burn Out" From Happening to You!

Sep 01, 2020

Whether you're a reluctant, or excited homeschooling mom make sure you take this first step and ensure you don't fall into the common homeschooling mom burn out scenario. Your kids deserve better and so do you! This is the first day in a month long series of parenting tips hosted by Joyfully Parenting Counsellor, Kelly Nault.

Are you an excited homeschooling mom, or a reluctant one?

Originally, I was in the reluctant homeschool category. Even though I was asked to be the positive parenting speaker at our annual homeschooling conference, while walking through the overwhelming amount of home learning resources and curricula, I silently vowed to NEVER EVER homeschool. Nope, I’d leave our child’s schooling to qualified teachers—thank you very much.

Yet, do you ever find life has a sense of humour… irony? Me, too. Fast forward four years and I was homeschooling with the best of ‘em. The amazing part? On most days, I actually loved it.

I’m Kelly Nault and I help dedicated moms with strong-willed kiddos eliminate family tension and exhausting tantrums (both kids and sometimes their moms), so they can enjoy the loving family they oh-so deserve and homeschool with more smiles and less meltdowns.

Welcome to day one of a month long series of Joyfully Parenting Homeschooling Tips.

This week we’ll focus on starting out the year right, without mom burnout. And I’m thrilled you’re here.

No matter whether you’ve happily chosen to homeschool, or feel you’re a Covid homeschooling prisoner—scared you’ll go crazy, or nervous you won’t cut it as your child’s teacher—you’re in the right place.

The reality is our homeschooling days can be long… really long, but the years are short. Important to keep in mind.

One of the keys to bringing your mommy homeschooling A-game to the table is to adopt the advice my die-hard homeschooling cousin of three, Cheri, gave me. “Kelly…” she said in her slight Southern drawl “…you don’t have to homeschool forever, you’re just homeschooling for now.” Simple, no? Obvious? Heck, yes. But somehow this reminder lowered my homeschooling pressure and I hope it’ll do the same for you.

Dedicated homeschooling moms often feel a lot of pressure and the chance of mom burnout is real. That’s why I invite you to ask yourself two questions:

1.) What can we do to rock it as a homeschooling family? AND…
2.) What do I need to put in place, so I can show up as a homeschooling mom I’m proud of?

So what are your answers? Drop me a line, ask a question and please do me a favour and forward this to any fellow homeschooling moms who may want support.

In the next blog post, I’ll share an essential homeschooling warning—one that can curb needless homeschooling stress. I hope you’ll join me.

Until then… as my wise homeschooling cuz would say, “Bye y’all!

“Join a group of likeminded parents who want REAL strong-willed child solutions that inspire kids to listen… without yelling, bribery, or reminding ad nauseam!”

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