Homeschooling Through Tough Times

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Homeschooling Through Tough TimesEpisode #10 – Homeschooling Through Tough Times

There is no doubt that homeschooling can be difficult, especially when you are dealing with other stressors that are out of the ‘norm.’ So what can you do when homeschooling becomes even more challenging due to a deployment, illness, or other family crisis?

When things get complicated, it’s important to remember that homeschooling, AND military life, is a journey- there will be ups and downs. That’s just a given. On this episode, Crystal Niehoff shares some ways she’s learned through personal experience as a military spouse and homeschool mom to deal with tough times as military homeschool families.

  1. Talk to your spouse.
  2. Turn to your faith.
  3. If homeschooling is becoming too overwhelming, take a break.
  4. Be flexible with your homeschooling schedule.
  5. Seek out support from other homeschoolers.
  6. Utilize resources like homeschooling support groups, online homeschooling communities, and homeschool curriculum providers.
  7. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from friends or family if you need it.
  8. Give yourself plenty of grace.
  9. And finally, remember that homeschooling is a journey.

 “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” -Michael Jordan, basketball legend.

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