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5 Ways to be Present in your Homeschool Day

Have you ever felt like the homeschool day was over and you missed something? Here are some tips to help us be more present in our homeschool day.

Have you ever felt like the homeschool day was over and you missed something? Like you spent the day running to and fro but never really connected?

One thing we have to realize is that even though we homeschool, we can still be absent from our children’s lives. This absentness comes in the form of distraction, busyness, and laziness.  It can happen to the best of us, and if we don’t watch it, we can miss out on some precious moments.

Persevere with Laughter

persevere in homeschooling

My favorite nuggets of advice when we began the homeschooling journey were:

“You know your weaknesses, so pray.”

AND

“If you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong.”

I’ve relied on those treasures of wisdom for thirteen years now!  There were a few years where I modified the second one to “If I’m not having fun, we’re doing something wrong.”  Your home may be different than ours, but our reality has been that sometimes the kids do not look at homeschooling as anything more than drudgery.  I still believe the love of learning that often launches we parents into homeschooling will be ‘caught’ by our children—but there are definitely days they will not have that love!