Staying Motivated For The Long Haul

I don’t know about anyone else, but I struggle with keeping myself and my children motivated though the end of school. By the end of the school year, everyone is mentally exhausted and when I find myself looking ahead to the final month of our home school year, things are getting tough. Staying motivated for the long haul is quite the task. Just today, I found had to stop myself from fussing at my children. My 8 year old started playing with his toys, without regard to his school schedule. This part of homeschooling is one of the hardest parts of my day. I am learning that getting upset with them only causes more trouble. While I may get their attention by raising my tone, it makes getting back to the task at hand very difficult.

My wife and I revamped the school and chore schedule to more easily facilitate better results, but I believe my children are in shut down mode. We have one more month to go until the end of our home school term, I am getting a bit concerned about reaching the school year’s end on schedule. I am not sure we will make it, regardless though, this year has been an adventurous year.

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