Homeschooling can often feel especially challenging during the winter months. Our self-care often gets tossed out the window, it’s common to lose our motivation, and we run the risk of burning out. It’s critical that we have plenty of support and action plan for how to survive homeschooling this winter!
Quick note: For my friends in the southern hemisphere, I realize you’re experiencing summer this time of year, so feel free to bookmark this post when your winter rolls around.
How to Survive Homeschooing This Winter
Let’s cover plenty of fun and easy to implement ideas to help you and your family thrive all season long!
5 Simple Homeschooling Tips for Each Winter Month
December Homeschooling – Some fun ways to homeschool this December include celebrating the winter solstice, learning about a tradition other than your own, having a family movie night, enjoying twinkle lights, and, wait for it… practicing saying NO!
January Homeschooling – Let’s figure out how to embrace winter, prioritize sleep (in realistic ways!), enjoy staying home, learning about Hygge (sounds like “hoo-guh”), and spend a little one-on-one time with your child (or children)!
February Homeschooling – How about focusing on some of your *favorites* this month? Also, let’s talk about outsourcing, pair up a beloved book with a movie, look into a fun field trip or two, and break out the games!
How to Survive Homeschooling this Winter: Self-Care
10 Winter Self-Care Tips – 10 simple ways to take care of yourself during the colder and darker days of winter.
10 Holiday Self-Care Tips – If the winter season also means a busy holiday season for you, you’ll want to check out these 10 simple self-care tips. Included are ways to take care of yourself while navigating the busyness and stress often brought on by the holiday season.
How to Use Water As a Powerful Tool for Self-Care – It seems too simple to be effective, but water is often an important key to solving many of our ailments. Fatigue, headaches, irritability, and poor sleep are usually helped tremendously by the simple power of water.
How to Attack Homeschooling Burnout – Ah, the dreaded homeschooing burnout we all fear. Unfortunately, it can hit us HARD during the winter months! The good news is that there are specific actions we can take to help avoid burnout, or emerge from a dark period if we’ve found ourselves in a state of overwhelm and exhaustion.
How to survive homeschooling this Winter: Picture Books
10 Magical Picture Books to Celebrate Winter – Titles that will create feelings of coziness and wonder. A wonderful excuse to snuggle up on the couch and read with your kiddos!
10 Delightful Christmas Picture Books – If your family celebrates Christmas, be sure to check out these creative and celebratory picture books!
I hope these ideas and simple tips will help you with how to survive homeschooing this winter! Feel free to reach out with any questions!