The Struggle Brings Strength
Tips, Tricks, and Treats!
Social Media Distancing: Quarantine your phone to a different room or silence the ringer once school starts. Make a list throughout the day of to-do’s, things to research, people to contact, and tackle it all during a break or once school is over. Homeschool can be boring and tedious, and it’s tempting to escape online, but the reward of staying off the phone is finishing school earlier with less frustration.
We've been at Shalom for 11 years, and our family has grown from the baby stage to the teenager phase. Almost all of those years have involved some form of homeschooling. When my sister suggested that I share some tips now that we’re all learning at home, I felt ill-equipped, because it's been a hard go for me. So if you’re feeling like, “I can’t do this!” you're not alone. Whether you're homeschooling by choice or by necessity, feeling inadequate to the task is not just OK, but it's actually a great place to be. My best homeschooling days have been when I’ve felt the least motivated and in the worst attitude. When I tell God, “I can’t do this; I need your help,” He always surprises me with an awesome day. So jump in. You got this because He’s got this!