Ever wonder how you can keep up in life when you’re homeschooling more than one child? Juggling multiple commitments doesn't have to be that hard! Find out why on today’s Home School Heartbeat with Mike Smith.
Carren, time management is a huge concern for many homeschoolers—it’s hard to cram homeschooling, extracurricular activities, a library visit, and a field trip all in one day
how do you find time for housework or schedule one-on-one time with your children?
Well, I prepare a daily schedule of schoolwork and one-on-one time, usually a week at a time. I try to make it firm enough to keep it us on track so we can meet our goals, but flexible, just in case something unexpected always happens. So I have backup days for that, and then of course we get our children to help with housework. We delegate jobs based on their ages and abilities, what they’re ready to handle. It teaches them responsibility and makes them feel a part of the family.
Here’s a big topic: How do we prevent homeschool burnout?
Burnout is quite common, and it’s to be expected with any repetitive or
rigorous schedule. So I would recommend keeping schedules flexible, and mix it up to make it fresh. That would help you and your children. Especially if you’re handling intense subjects, maybe throw in something fun when you’re studying something difficult. Go on local field trips and include hands-on activities like crafts and science experiments.
Those are great tips, Carren. Until next time, I’m Mike Smith.