How to Handle Homeschool Overwhelm

Consider where you are at in your own happiness. Consider where you are at in your own place of peacefully existing with other people. We usually project onto other people what we most want. And the working out of that can propel us to a greater contentment for our entire family.

Teresa Wiedrick

19 Tips for Handling Overwhelm

  • We must instill and maintain boundaries.
  • We need to take activities off the list.
  • We have to learn how to exist together.
  • We need time alone.
  • We need our own thing: an ‘all about homeschool mama’ thing.
  • We need to create communal quiet time.
  • We need to focus on family harmony & happiness.
  • We need to maintain a morning routine.
  • We need to recognize overwhelm.
  • We need to sit with our feelings regularly.
  • We need to accept our feelings despite their uncomfortableness.
  • We need to recognize the underlying needs of those feelings.
  • We need to recognize that our children’s struggles are not our struggles.
  • We need to practice mindfulness.
  • We need to create a routine, not a schedule.
  • We need to alter our expectations.
  • We need to alter our perspective: our homes are not schools.
  • We need to enact self-care strategies regularly.

Sometimes the homeschool mom life can breed codependence & enmeshment: our children’s struggles are always their struggles, not ultimately our struggles.

Teresa Wiedrick

Get more encouragement in the book: Homeschool Mama Self-Care: Nurturing the Nurturer

Homeschool Mama Self-Care: nurturing the nurturer

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