HSHSP Ep 90: Handling Holiday Homeschool Hassles

This week on HSHSP Ep 90: Handling Holiday Homeschool Hassles!

HSHSP Ep 90: Handling Holiday Homeschool Hassles

HSHSP Ep 90: Handling Holiday Homeschool Hassles

What is the Christmas break supposed to look like in homeschool highschool?

Are we supposed to do NO homeschool lessons?

Are we supposed to catch up on all the lessons we’re behind on?

Are we supposed to work right through and get ahead?

The Christmas break can get to feeling like a homeschool hassle! Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for ideas on handling holiday homeschool hassles.+!

How can we respect everyone’s:

  • Expectations
  • Needs
  • Wants

Then plan wisely for your Christmas break!

  • Communicate with teens your expectations
  • Work together to set holiday goals
  • Respect need for some change
  • Balance competing needs and activities

How to run a *Homeschool Triage* to decide what to do when.

  • What is most desperate, most pressing, most important?
  • What do your teens like and they’ll get caught up on their own?
  • What do you just need to toss?

Learn how to juggle and memorize our friend Colleen Kessler’s quote (Raising Lifelong Learners blog): Every morning you have to get up and decide which ball you need to drop!

Face the need to manage your own perfectionism. As Kym quotes: Perfectionism is NOT a good role model.

How to manage the need for your own self-care:

  • Sharing the carpool with other homeschool moms so everyone can get a little rest
  • Take a *silent retreat* after Christmas
  • Have a Merry New Yearsmass for your big holiday party instead of Christmas Day

How to face the fact that there’s not ONE right way to homeschool or not during the Christmas break.

There are some hassles. That’s okay. Face it and then give yourself a break! AND in the meantime, take a look at these posts for encouragement:

Twas the Week Before Christmas: Homeschool Holiday Curriculum

6 Ways to Turn “White Christmas” into a Homechool Unit Study

Homeschool Highschool Podcast Episode 38: Holiday Social Skills for Teens

Homeschool Highschool Podcast Episode 36: Teens and Complicated Christmas

HSHSP Ep 90: Handling Holiday Homeschool Hassles

 

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