How to Avoid Homeschool Burnout

Whether you’re studying in a traditional school or in a homeschooling program, there will come a time when you may experience burnout. This is something that needs to be avoided to ensure that your learning progress is not affected. Here are a few helpful tips that you can make use of to avoid possible home schooling burnout.


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    Know your limitations. From the very start, you should already know your and your child’s limitations.You are capable of doing things slowly, one at a time - especially if your child is still young - since you have to consider your child’s learning capacity. Most of today’s students are average learners so you have to take the lessons based on your child’s learning pace.
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    Never expect your small child to read complicated reading selections nor your teen to ace SAT exams unless they are able to.
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    Don’t follow strict schedules because this can pressure your child and consequently pressure you. You can simply set an interesting routine for your child. Children spend most of their time doing their routine activities, getting up in the morning, eating a healthy breakfast, reading, writing, doing a few light chores and other activities.
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    Give them time away from their work, since they need to relax just like you do. Don't follow any schedules like their the Eleventh Commandment. Be flexible, and give your kids time to calm down, relax, be themselves, and have fun.
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    Enjoy home schooling together with your child/ren. This is one way to develop a good "working" relationship with your child. If you and your child can relate to each other, you will find it very easy to handle curriculum struggles and motivation challenges. Aside from motivating and guiding your child, you can also pursue some of your interests like gardening and cooking. If your child sees you pursuing your interests, then he or she will also likely be motivated in doing the same.
    • Since your child is homeschooling you should try not to mimic the traditional school environment. Try to use alternative and inspiring methods when teaching your child. Homeschooling is also about flexibility and if you can achieve a light atmosphere, you can effectively avoid burnout.
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    Always remember that with home schooling you don’t have to structure your teaching methods. You can simply do things in a fun and creative way especially with very young children. This inspires enthusiasm and easy learning. Just keep the day in the right perspective to avoid burnout.
    • Although your child might forget some of the day’s lessons, that is not critical because they will grow in knowledge and capacity. Of course, your children will always cherish your moments together and the fun interaction between you on this educational journey.
    • There is no other place like home and for little students this is the best place to learn the first lessons in life. Even if your teens are already in high school or in college, they can still pursue home schooling if they want to. That also has a positive impact because you will have the opportunity of monitoring your child’s performance.
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    Maintain a healthy balance. The homeschooling parent needs to make time for himself or herself. It is vital that Mom or Dad gets essential "Me" time.


  • Parents are always looking after their child’s best interests. If after careful consideration you still think that homeschooling is the best option, continue with it. Just follow the tips mentioned earlier to avoid burnout at home.
  • Do fun activities from time to time to rule out monotony.
  • Always bear in mind that each child is different and will develop at his or her own pace.


  • A possible problem for homeschooled children is social isolation. Find community activities they can participate in when the both of you have time.

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