Learning how to avoid homeschool burnout can be fairly easy once you have some tools and attitudes on hand. I've written a post all about the 8 tips I have for avoiding burnout.
Burnout can happen any time of the year, but usually it happens most often during the second half of the school year. For those of us that live in colder climates, many times we get cabin fever or just get a little tired of not being able to get out of the house as much.
Some people think they have to be very creative or organized to be a homeschool mom. This often causes us to put too much pressure on ourselves and allows burnout to start to fester. Others of us think that we have to duplicate what the public school is doing and cause our children to do WAY more than what is needed which then causes burnout to start to fester again.
We often lose sight of the fact that homeschooling is more like tutoring than anything else. If our children went to public school and had a personal tutor working with them, they would get their work done much faster than the rest of the students. For some reason, we think that our children need to be doing bookwork at home for the same amount of hours that other students are in a school building.
If you are finding yourself slipping down that slippery slope towards burnout or you want to know the tips and tricks to help yourself keep from even getting a hint of burnout, then check out the 8 tips on my post. I hope they will be helpful to many. I have also created a YouTube video on this subject that you can access from the big green button on the right side of my page.
How to Avoid Homeschool Burnout