The transition from the relaxed, anything goes nature of our holiday break to some sort of regular homeschooling routine is a real challenge for us each year. Here’s everything you need to begin homeschooling again after a long break, including tips and tricks for making the transition as smooth as possible for neurodiverse kids.
The holidays were a much needed break for my family, but they also meant lots of junk food, unusual sleep patterns, illness, unlimited screen time, and almost no school work. It’s time for us to transition back to our regular homeschool routine, but how?
Making The Transition Back To Homeschool
It’s time to regroup. We need to get back on track. How do we push through and reestablish a routine for learning?
First, know that burn-out is real this time of year. Almost every homeschool mom I know has experienced the “February Slump” in their homeschool. Cabin fever sets in, the newness of the homeschool year has worn off, and most of us begin to doubt our ability to actually pull this homeschool thing off.
Before you do anything else, remember to give yourself and your kids a ton of grace in this timeframe. You are not alone and this is a totally normal part of the homeschool experience. No need to overreact and change it all. Ease in, and choose one or two things to focus on adding or changing first. You have plenty of time to still finish strong.
Finishing Strong In The New Year
Tapping into your kids’ interests and strengths is one of the best ways to ensure that you have a successful back half of the school year. Sometimes, the best way to get back on track and also ensure that you finish strong for the year is to start with what your kids are most interested in learning.
This decreases resistance, increases engagement, and helps the entire family feel more at ease and confident as you progress through the spring in your homeschool.
The Raising Lifelong Learners Podcast Episode #181 – Getting Back To Homeschooling In The New Year
Looking for practical tips and solutions for getting back to homeschooling in the new year?
The transition from the relaxed, anything goes nature of our holiday break to some sort of regular homeschooling routine is a real challenge for us each year. In today’s episode, hear about the reality of helping neurodiverse kids transition back to school after a break, as well as the best tips and tricks for success.
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!
- Interest-Led Learning In The Early Years: Preschool and Beyond
- RLL 17 Shawna Wingert: Building on Your Child’s Strengths
- Interest Led Homeschooling: Helping Your Child Find Their Interests
- Homeschooling High School With Interest-Led Learning
- The Powerful Relationship Between Confidence And Learning In Our Homeschools
- RLL 35: What This Homeschool Mom Doesn’t Do
- RLL #40: Self-Directed Homeschooling High School with Trevor Kessler
- Homeschooling High School Isn’t Something To Fear
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