Posts Tagged ‘ homeschool burnout ’

Running Through Walls

Running Through Walls

Marathon runners talk about “hitting the wall.” It happens about 20 miles into the 26-mile race. Despite months or even years of intense training, some runners find their energy and resources depleted just a few miles short of their goal. They cannot feel their legs. Vision blurs. Desire is there, but they think their...
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A Look at Burnout

A Look at Burnout

With young children, some element of parental fatigue is expected. Endless diapers, interrupted sleep, and relentless crying can quickly lead us to the edge. Even the best need a break. Yet, for many homeschooling moms the pressures of teaching and parenting build more subtly as our children age. When my children were younger, I...
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Balking at Fun Assignments

Balking at Fun Assignments

HEM’s Questions & Answers – November-December 2010 She’s Balking at My Fun Assignments I love planning and organizing the unit studies that have worked so well for our homeschool. But my daughter (almost 12) is balking at completing the assignments I work so hard to make fun for her. She thinks she can manage...
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Won’t Work On Her Own? – Q&A July-August 2010

Won’t Work On Her Own? – Q&A July-August 2010

HEM’s Questions & Answers for the July-August, 2010 issue: How Do I Handle a Child Who Won’t Work On Her Own? My older daughter was easy to homeschool because she was independent and liked to read on her own. This freed me up to pursue my own interests. My youngest daughter...
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