Ask For Help

 

Are you overwhelmed? Homeschool the kids, clean the house, cook the dinner, pay the bills… all of it can get overwhelming quickly. I’m sure this list is actually much larger for you and your family, and it continues to grow with no end in sight. How in the world do you handle this while being fully engaged with your children’s education?

Recognize homeschooling for what it really is: a full-time job.

You cannot do this alone. Get your kids in on the fun! Sure, you might have smaller kids, and maybe their cleaning standards do not hold a candle to yours. But they can help with other chores! Can they put dishes in the dishwasher? Can they pick up their clothes and place them in the laundry hamper? Can they help you wipe down the bathroom counter and learn your preferred technique? Sure they can! As soon as you think of homeschooling as a full-time job, prioritizing different activities will become much easier.

Do not be afraid to ask for help. Your spouse, best friends, and even your children might jump at the opportunity to help you. If you haven’t asked for help, they truly might not realize that you need it. Write down a list of things that you need help with in your notes app on your phone and simply ask for some assistance. It will make your life a little easier and make the people around you feel more involved.

You are not Superwoman and no one expects you to be. Let that truth hit you, and let it take some of the weight off of your shoulders. It takes a village to raise your children and an even bigger village to homeschool. You do not have to do this on your own. Utilize your village!