Topic | Homeschool Fatigue

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  • 4mykiddos
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    I feel like I’m experiencing homeschool fatigue…is there such a thing?

    Though I don’t have any intentions on quitting, I feel myself becoming lazy, sluggish to review my kiddos work or just have that spunk and zeal to engage with them during their lessons. It’s as though I’m so tired, I just want to hurry and get through the day.

    This is very concerning for me because I don’t want to be in such a state. I have 3 kiddos, 14, 10 and 7. My eldest will be starting the high school years. I can’t afford to get fatigued at this point.

    Please help! I could use all the encouragement, tips and suggestions possible to get me back on track and on fire for the sake of my children.

     

    totheskydear
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    How often are you scheduling breaks?

    I was constantly in a state of fatigue because I was trying to go a whole term (12 weeks) with 5-day work weeks. We do the same amount of work now but in a 4-day school week (3 day weekend every week! Woohoo!) and we do 6 weeks of school, 1 week for a break, 2-3 weeks at the end of a year of study (we do school year-round because we all do better with the structure it gives). It has made a big difference! 🙂

    What else do you have going on? Lessons, church groups, big projects (gardening, house projects, health issues)? Do you get any alone time to take a relaxing bath, read, and recharge without kids?

    MissusLeata
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    I always am on burnout by this time of year. So, I try to schedule so that we are done or winding down by May.

    But, I also try to do the 6 weeks on, one week off throughout the year. Breaks are wonderful when you need to refresh!

    Wings2fly
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    I agree it sounds like burnout.  It usually hits me 2/3 to 3/4 of the way through our school year.  Taking breaks helps.  Here is a blog post that helped me a few years ago.  I think that is when we started taking school to the park on a large blanket on nice weather days.  Field trips to the zoo, nature center, etc. helps.

    https://pambarnhill.com/homeschool-success/

    This is when I need to change things up…for all of us.

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