What about homeschool burnout?
As in any area of life, home educators can reach a point of feeling burnt out.
Parents are used to encouraging their children to ask for help when something is difficult, but it’s also vital to take your own advice. Pause for a moment to consider the trusted people in your life: your spouse, extended family members, or friends. Whether the housework is piling up or your kids are stuck on a particular subject, asking the people around you for help could alleviate some of the pressure. If you haven’t already, connect with a local homeschooling community. It is quite common for homeschooling families to experience similar challenges and someone can help you during your season of difficulty.
Evaluating your homeschool is an ongoing process. As your children’s primary educator, you know there is more to it than reading, writing, and arithmetic. Children are constantly developing physically and emotionally. So, it’s important to keep that in mind throughout your journey as you plan your learning. Truly understanding how your family flows logistically is also a key component to maintaining balance. Take a good look at your calendar and determine if there is enough free time for everyone individually and collectively. Meet with your children and ask for their thoughts on what they like, what they don’t like, and what they would like to see in the future. Their answers may surprise and inspire you!