Are you an introvert?
I am, and homeschooling on top of being a stay-at-home mom can be a bit challenging for my personality trait. I easily get overwhelmed when my kids pull me in different directions. I crave peace and quiet which is pretty much nonexistent in my house. ⠀
And I hate going anywhere without my husband because it’s such a hassle to round up three kids and keep them inline when we’re out. Especially now since my kids are always yanking off their masks or hugging random poles.⠀
Reframe Your Homeschool Expectations
I’ve adjusted and learned to separate them by rooms if we’re working on independent studies and I’ll just rotate myself around. ⠀
I sometimes get one kid to entertain the toddler so I can quietly work with the other.⠀
I let them have tech in the morning. It allows me to slowly wake and mentally gear up for the nonstop chaos of the day.⠀
I try to get us out of the house at least 2x/week, usually somewhere they can run around like wild animals and not have to wear masks.
And at 5 o’clock on the dot they get screen time so I can quietly make dinner and decompress. ⠀
How have you adjusted your homeschool life to suit your personality?⠀
Xuan Klevecka is a Southern California-based homeschool mom, wife, and sometimes purveyor of vintage goods. She’s an Enneagram 5w4, a lover of good food, and a former middle school history teacher. You’ll either find her looking at road maps and daydreaming about her family’s next epic adventure or perusing recipes and cooking up a feast for the brood.