homeschool on the hard day challenge

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DallaS Pearson
30 days ago

Thank you! Thank you! This is the first time I’ve felt like I’m really going to get the help I need to be consistent in homeschool!
Have two girls (14 & 11). Emotions are always high between them, and most days I just run out of energy.

Stephanie
Stephanie
30 days ago

Hi! I’m from Texas and I’m really excited for this challenge. My daughter is 2.5 so we’re doing very basic pre-preschool type things but I can already feel myself putting off activities and things I’ve planned for us. I know myself and once I get stuck, I stay that way for a very long time and I don’t want my daughter to be the same way.

Natalie
1 month ago

Hi from Australia! I am so looking forward to this.. we are half way through our first year of homeschooling- my son is in prep, grade 1 next year. I also have a 3 year old and a 4.5month old and still working out the juggle.

Kylie Anderson
1 month ago
Reply to  Natalie

Hey Natalie. Waving from Melbourne.

Joy
Joy
1 month ago

I homeschooling a 10 year old. I have always homeschooling her. I would like to be more consistent in homeschooling and everything all together. I feel with not being consistent, my child has not been challenged enough and pushed to her full potential.

Ameera
Ameera
1 month ago

I’m homeschooling 4(ages 4,8,9,11). Started to homeschool elder 2 during COVID. But I’m struggling with being consistent.

Angie
Angie
1 month ago

Hi there. I am a former French teacher turned stay-at-home mom. This year I will start some preschool activities with my 3 year old daughter at home. Next year my goal is to have my son who is currently in 1st grade public school at home for homeschool. I hope to be somewhat well-grounded with a basic plan for next year rather than just diving in blindly.

Thanks for the challenge!

Adrienne Holmes
1 month ago

My homeschool starts 09/06/2022. I will be starting and using all the resources you have given us. I’m scared I may go wrong but I used to teach Pre-k in 1999. I have a 13 year old daughter that wants friends who homeschool so she could have fun and learn things. IF YOU HAVE TEENS FIND ME ON FACEBOOK ADRIENNE FOSTER SO WE CAN HAVE OUTINGS AND LEARN. HAPPY HOMESCHOOLING FAMILY 😃

Amy
Amy
1 month ago

What my home school is looking like this year so I’m going to be doing a preschool kind of curriculum base this year as I am pregnant and not needing my son to be in a daycare system anymore as I have the whole year off for it so I am Sure that I’m going to have plenty of hard days with my son as most of the time when at home he is very rambunctious and always asking for at the TV so I’m hoping to get some tips and tricks on how to get him to focus on our curriculum path that we have chosen

Sheree
Sheree
1 month ago

Hi, I feel like I am still new to homeschooling. I started during COVID and with that and other things going on there were times I wasn’t up to homeschooling. SMH So I am here to learn how to get over those humps and encourage the LOVE of learning in my daughter and myself!!! I want to set us up for success!

Jessica
Jessica
1 month ago

Hi, Im Jessica! We have been homeschooling since the beginning. I have a 8th grader and a 4th grader… I’m so thankful for the opportunity to homeschool and what it does for my kids… Consistency isn’t so much of an issue for us, we always get our days done..but it’s more like you said it’s stressful some days and no one is enjoying it…..And it’s trying to figure out how much work is necessary and how much is too little and too much….I don’t want lazy kids but I also don’t want them overwhelmed…..Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to do this challenge.. You are appreciated… I don’t have Instagram, do I won’t be able to follow but I will continue to read the emails you send!

Kelsey
Kelsey
1 month ago

We just started homeschooling this year, kindergarten, and we’re having a very hard time with keeping consistent. My son doesn’t like sitting down and working on his workbooks so I’m hoping to find a way to be consistent even when the meltdowns happen.

Stephanie K
Stephanie K
1 month ago

Hi, I’m new to homeschooling. My son is 3 years old and sometimes he really doesn’t interested in studying. I know that I’m lacking in consistency & wonder if it makes him worse. I don’t want him to think that school is not important.

Angie
Angie
1 month ago
Reply to  Stephanie K

My understanding is at that age (I have a 3 yo girl) they learn most through play and exploration. Do you take that approach ?

Best of luck as you figure this out!

Stephanie K
Stephanie K
1 month ago
Reply to  Angie

Thanks for replying!
Yes I do, but sometimes all he wants to do is pretend play all day long 😅

Mily
Mily
1 month ago

Homeschooling 7 , 10 and 12 grade. This is the second year and it was really difficult for me. First was easy, then my kids didn’t put efforts and then I felt frustrated. I want to be more organized and do they best for them.

Katie
Katie
1 month ago

This year is our first year of homeschool, Pre-k. I want to find our groove and be consistent in that or how that looks day to day. We have been doing 4 days a week and about 1(ish) hours a day. I look forward to learning more about consistency, tips, tricks and whatever else you have! Thank you 🙏🏼

Rita
Rita
1 month ago

It is so good to know that I am not the only parent who may be the biggest cause of our homeschool struggles or failure. Procrastination and lack of motivation on my part absolutely impacts our day, daily attitudes, and yearly schedule, This is year 3 for us and I feel I’ve learned a ton about myself, our habits and tendencies, and homeschool in general that should really help us keep going this year.

Bethany
Bethany
1 month ago

I have one 5 year old and we’re starting Kindergarten this year- last year we did Pre K and for the most part it went well, but those hard days will get you… I just want a PLAN, a way to pull myself out of the moment and not let frustration reign. I’m stubborn and so usually push on, but my 5 year old is stubborn too and it can be a war of the wills- I don’t want war, I want peace and joy and patience. I don’t have Instagram so can’t follow there, but I’m so looking forward to creating a plan for this year- thanks!

Stasi
1 month ago

Tldr; Homeschooling K & 2nd grade boys. Consistency is basically non existent and this year is my last chance attempt.

This will be year 4 of Homeschooling my two boys – Kinder & 2nd grade. We did two years of Kinder with my oldest.
Our homeschool is a prime example of best laid plans…. Consistency in executing those plans is my major failing. Between my mental health issues & adhd and (i strongly suspect) my older son’s adhd we have resistance, distractibility, and avoidance. Last year we failed to do enough formal instruction for me to consider the year a success. This year is my last attempt. If i can’t figure out how to make this work in a way that is healthy for our family, I’m going to have to acknowledge that homeschooling just isn’t something that is practically feasible for us.

Bethany
Bethany
1 month ago
Reply to  Stasi

Aw, I really hope this year will be awesome for you and we can ALL make it through the hard days stronger than ever! <3

Charmaine
1 month ago

Wow! I really appreciate you not adding in all the fluff! I’ve got to say, I’ve been homeschooling for 10 years with stops and starts because I have such trouble with consistency. You are the first person out of I don’t know how many homeschool bloggers I’ve listened to, and believe me there’s been alot, that has really said something that is useful and as you said, actionable! What a blessing!! Thank you so much!

Lacacia
Lacacia
1 month ago

Thanks for all the great freebies & helps Shela! We had an “off” year last year (baby #4!) and a lot of our regular learning took a backseat. I’m looking forward to a solid start to keep us anchored in a good routine & rhythm this year.

Jennifer
Jennifer
1 month ago

Hi. Thank you for doing this! I am a Homeschool Mama to 4 – grades 10, 7, 5 and 2. Excited for this challenge and hoping it will help me with my…procrastination and also to stay motivated when teaching such a wide range of children sometimes has me feeling overwhelmed. Best wishes to all!!

Jessica Brown
1 month ago

Hey I found the correct spot to comment . I kept looking on Instagram and then realized I was in the wrong place 🤣

Amy
Amy
1 month ago

Hi, homeschool mama to 4 kiddos. My 10 yo daughter is resistant, my 7 year old twins are are two different levels, one excels one struggles. My 5 yo wakes up everyday ready to do school. I get overwhelmed easily and throw in the towel or we all just argue. I want school to be fun, not just a check box. We’ve yet to find a good rhythm (we’ve always homeschooled)

Monica Johnson
1 month ago

I am here because I want to create a love of learning in my kiddos and I want them to understand how important it is to show up for your responsibilities even when it’s hard and even when you don’t feel like it. We also so desperately need the consistency. My kids are 11, 9, 7, 6, and 7months. I had our baby girl in January and so for the rest of our school year, we only did our core subjects of math, reading and writing. I dropped all my themes and “extra” subjects. I was so disappointed about not pushing through and helping them to be excited about finishing strong. Right now my kids just don’t have excitement towards school and learning. My oldest who is starting 6th grade loves checking things off her list and feeling accomplished so that has helped her, but her mindest is so often “I just want to get this done”. It isn’t about wanting to learn the things. My other 3 kiddos don’t care about being productive or getting school done. They just like being home because they want to play 🤣. So this year, I want to help them be excited and I want the rhythm and consistency of doing our themes and math. I am so excited for this challenge! Thank you Shela for coming along side us and teaching us all the things!

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Cassandra
1 month ago

I’m here because consistency is so hard, especially in out world where the rest of our life isn’t consistent.

Kessid
Kessid
1 month ago

First I just wanted to say THANK You 😊 I am a mom of two children who are 9 years apart in age ao I have one who is graduating in 2023 and one who just started 3rd grade. I am running on burn out feeling tired and overwhelmed..Try to do all the work that comes with homeschooling.

Susy
Susy
1 month ago

Hi, I’m here because I want to get past just getting through the ‘basics’ and get to the things that make learning exciting. I know it’s a consistency thing and a character issue for both my daughter and I. Thanks Shela, looking forward to tomorrow!

Monica Johnson
1 month ago
Reply to  Susy

I feel the exact same way! We spent the last part of our school year just getting through the basics, and I want so much more!

Denise Martinez
Denise Martinez
1 month ago

I just figured out this is where we drop the comment! 😅 I’m here because I’ve just started homeschooling and it’s been the best decision! What I’m hoping to get out of this is guidance, tips, tricks, advice— anything that will help me, help my children 🍎❤️ We started two weeks ago and we’ve been doing school M-F from 8/9 to about 12 or 1pm!

Kayla
1 month ago

I’m hoping to gain tools to help with consistency. We are in our third year of homeschooling and it has been all over the place. I have two girls that are very emotional. It’s difficult to do any learning when there is crying (or anger) all the time.

DallaS Pearson
30 days ago
Reply to  Kayla

We’re in the same boat!! Two girls here (14 & 11). The emotions run like rollercoasters and it feels like neither of them are ever in the mood to learn.

Anna
Anna
1 month ago

I’m easily distracted by things I want to do and things that need to be done around the house

Betsy
Betsy
1 month ago

So excited to be a part of this and learn! I have a preschooler, kindergartner and 2nd grader. We have a great curriculum that is broken down into months/weeks/days that help keep us on track pretty well I feel like we start off strong and excited but can get a little weary through the middle of the year. I am excited to get the tips on how to push through those days!

Tina
Tina
1 month ago

I’m a homeschooling grandmother of 3 little boys, 8,6&4. It’s been tough getting them to focus, sit still, and when things get tough to not through temper tantrums. I’m pretty strict about school but Do you have tips on how to handle the the issues mentioned without the frustration?

Kelsey Huston
Kelsey Huston
1 month ago

I am a director of a before and after school program at an elementary school and homeschool in between. I am hoping to get a good routine and structure to make sure I am prioritizing my homeschooling and my job.

Cat
Cat
1 month ago

I want to not feel like I’m drowning when homeschooling my wilful 8 year old, high-energy 3 year old and also working and studying for my degree…..

Michelle Gano
1 month ago

Hi everyone! I’m brand new to homeschooling, but I’m so excited to learn from you and prepare myself early for what’s to come. I have a 3.5 year old, a 1.5 year old, and a newborn. I’m a former teacher so I can’t wait to teach without the education system telling me how I have to do it 😉 Thank you for hosting this for us, Shela!

Christina
Christina
1 month ago

I’m wanting to learn how to keep consistent and press through difficult spots in homeschooling.

Roxie
Roxie
1 month ago

I’m excited to learn how I can be more consistent with homeschool, and continue keeping my kids engaged.

Mandi
Mandi
1 month ago

Want to find a peaceful balance between homeschooling my 6 year old while including my 3 year old and 1 year old. Some days it isnt a problem, other days it is hard. I want homeschool to be a joyful fun experience!

Jess
1 month ago
Reply to  Mandi

Same!!

Amy
Amy
1 month ago

This is the first year where I’ll have just two in my homeschool (11th grade, 8th grade), and it’s throwing me for a loop! I feel a little less engaged for some reason, and I’m not sure why.

Anj
Anj
1 month ago

Need consistency.. I’m not a routine/consistent person I would like to instill this now for my son & I

Tara Rodriguez
1 month ago

My 10 year old daughter and almost-9 year old son are vastly different in personality and learning style, but we try to do as much as possible together. Their sibling squabbles and big differences can make difficult days REALLY difficult. I’d really love to be able to better navigate our challenges so we aren’t all frustrated and bad moods by the end of our day.

Rebecca Tillmann
Rebecca Tillmann
1 month ago

I am homeschooling 2 middle schooler boys. We started with covid, but then realized that this was a better fit for our family. My youngest was diagnosed with a learning disability in the fall of 2020. We have done a mix of online classes/homeschool until this year, now we are strictly homeschooling. Without a teacher checking in to make sure they are on pace in a class, I see how easy it is to “not do school”.

Shelby
Shelby
1 month ago

I’m here because my challenge to myself this year was consistency

Laura Campbell
Laura Campbell
1 month ago

My son is on the spectrum and some days are just a breeze and others are just so difficult that I don’t even want to mention school to him. I would love to get past this for both of us as I feel it is so important.

Rebecca Tillmann
Rebecca Tillmann
1 month ago
Reply to  Laura Campbell

My son has a learning disability. I feel all of this so much.

Brittany Miller
Brittany Miller
1 month ago

Homeschooling with a 4 year old in tow can be challenging especially when you’re trying to focus. 🤣 thankfully our consistency has been pretty great since we started three weeks ago.

Michelle Gano
1 month ago

I love your energy! So excited to be here. Thank you for hosting this!