How to Handle Homeschool Overwhelm: 19 Tips

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


  • Require boundaries: we need separateness.
  • We need to take activities off the list.
  • We have to learn how to exist together.
  • We need time alone.
  • You need your own thing: an ‘all about you’ thing.
  • You need to value quiet: afternoon quiet time.
  • Focus on family harmony & happiness.
  • Practice daily separateness. 
  • Maintain a morning routine.
  • Recognize overwhelm.
  • Sit with your feelings regularly.
  • Accept your feelings despite their uncomfortableness.
  • Recognize the underlying needs of those feelings.
  • Recognize that our children’s struggles are not our struggles, it’s their struggle.
  • Practice mindfulness.
  • Create a routine, not a schedule.
  • Alter your expectations.
  • Alter your perspective: your home is not a school.
  • Enact self-care strategies regularly.

Sometimes the homeschool mom life can breed codependence & enmeshment: their struggles are always their struggles, not ultimately your struggles.


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Homeschool Mama Self-Care: nurturing the nurturer