This is part of our new series, 10 Strategies to Help Your Atypical Children Thrive. Today, our topic is all about the value of showing up in our homeschools and being present in the moment for whatever that moment calls for.
Intentional Parenting And Homeschooling
The best part of this strategy is that it allows for a mindset shift that can change everything about your life as a homeschooler.
You can become a parent who is more intentional about parenting. A homeschool mom, who is more intentional about homeschooling. A working parent who is more intentional about your work.
I am a mom who wears many, many hats.
I’m a kind of college counselor right now because my oldest son is going to a community college nearby. He’s still living at home while navigating this new trajectory. The school structure is new for him and I’m counseling him through it.
I’m also a chauffeur to my very busy daughter who takes private acting, dance, and voice lessons. She is in an acapella group and then performs in musicals throughout the year on top of a full high school schedule.
I have two children, a young teen and tween, that I’m still making the schedule for. Then on top of that, I put on my household management hat where I’m managing all of the different things in the house. I am also a working mom who is a freelance writer. I am an author. I am a speaker. I consult and coach parents who are homeschooling neurodiverse kiddos. I have an online learning community where I teach classes, mentor kids, and teach social and emotional skills.
I wear so many hats. On top of all of this, I’m homeschooling my children.
The only way I know to get it all done in a way that actually leads to some level of sanity and success, is to be present in the moment for whatever that moment calls for. Whatever the moment is, you’re all in.
A big part of this is choosing how you want your homeschooling experience to be. It’s being intentional.
What do you want your kids to think about homeschooling? What do you want their homeschooling experience to be? Choose how you want that to look and then work on it, set an intention for the day or for the week and show up that way.
Take a deep breath. When things get difficult, respond with peace, not anger.
Notice little things, be curious about what’s going on in your homeschool, and then find ways to make it look the way you want it to look.
I share more in depth strategies all about making this intentionality happen in today’s episode of the podcast.
Strategies To Help Your Child Thrive
This is part of our series, 10 Strategies to Help Your Atypical Children Thrive.
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The Raising Lifelong Learners Podcast Episode #165 – Showing Up In Our Homeschools
This is part of our new series, 10 Things You Can Do To Help Your Atypical Child Thrive. Today, Colleen discusses importance of eliminating our fears in order to open ourselves up to new possibilities for our children.
Links And Resources From Today’s Show:
- SPONSOR: CTC Math
- The Learner’s Lab, a Raising Lifelong Learners community created just for your quirky family!
- The Best Advice I Can Give You: Become A Student Of Your Child
- A Guide To Overexcitabilities And Gifted Children
- The Best Ideas For Challenging Your Gifted Learner
- Knowing Your Gifted Child
- 5 Things You Need To Know About Homeschooling Gifted Kids
- Homeschooling Twice Exceptional Kids
- Dear Tired Mom of Gifted Kids
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