1.) Take a break
The beauty of homeschooling is that you set your own timeline. Take a week off to reconnect as a parent and child, instead of a homeschool teacher and student. Get some time away from each other. Being together almost 24/7 can be difficult for any relationship. Plan a weekend at grandma’s for your child, sign them up for a summer camp, anything to shake up the routine.
2.) Enlist Help
You don’t have to do it alone. Whether its signing your child up for an enrichment class, hiring a tutor, or learning about hybrid learning models, there are many ways to take some of the load off yourself so you can spend more time just being their parent.
3.) Get your child’s perspective
Sometimes, it can be difficult for a child to tell their parent how they feel about the state of their homeschool education. They may be worried about hurting your feelings, disappointing you, or making you think they don’t enjoy homeschool. Another trusted adult like a relative, mentor, or therapist may be able to help you glean some insight into what is working, what isn’t working and how to fix it from your child’s perspective.
Homeschooling isn’t one size fits all, and that’s one of the best parts about it. That means it will look different for everyone. From unschoolers to boxed curriculums, to hybrid schools, and everything in between, finding the right fit for your child is most important. If you’d like support in determining if a hybrid education model is right for your family, you can schedule a consultation and tour with AMPed Hybrid Academy in Farmington Hills, MI.