Homeschool Not Working? Answers to Your Biggest Homeschool Issues

We’re about half-way through the homeschool year. How’s it going in your home?

Let’s face it–sometimes our homeschool is not working. At least not working as well as we’d hoped it would. We run into big homeschool issues (things we never thought we’d deal with!) and we need to make changes in our homeschool. Like now.

Here are 35 areas where you made need help with your homeschool, along with links to Your Vibrant Family posts that give encouragement, tips and ideas on these topics. I pray they encourage you!

We're about halfway through the homeschool year, and WOW, was it good to look through this homeschool assessment and get answers to some of those things that are not working in our homeschool. Love how real these answers are!

Homeschool Mom Issues

When you’re feeling burnout

When you’re stressed

When you need peace in your homeschool (also here)

When you need homeschool joy (also here and an online course here)

When you need regular rest in your day

When you have a hard homeschool day

When others are criticizing your homeschool

When you needs your husband’s help in your homeschool

When you feel misunderstood or forgotten

When you need to know that you’re loved (also here)

When you’re not sure if homeschooling is still a good choice (also here)

When you need encouragement that homeschooling works

When you need encouragement that you can teach your child

When you need to see what another “real” homeschool looks like (also here and here)

When you need to be encouraged by another mom’s story (and also here in this other book)

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Homeschooling: what to do when you want to quit

 

Homeschool Organization

When you need a good rhythm for your homeschool day (also here and here, and an online course here)

When you need ideas on how to set up your homeschool for success

When your kids school papers are a mess

When you need help with scheduling

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Plan to Be Flexible: Designing a Homeschool Rhythm and Curriculum Plan That Works for Your Family

 

 

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Back to School Survival Manual: A Girlfriend’s Guide to an Organized and Successful Homeschool Year

Homeschool Teaching Styles

How to develop a good learning flow

How to teach preschool–simply

How to teach during “non teaching times”

How to teach using audio books or audio dramas

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“rhythm: Guiding Your Family to Their Ideal Learning Flow” Online Video Course (enrollment opens in summer! Learn more and get your name on the reminder list here.)

 

Homeschool Resources (by Subject)

40 Top Tools for Homeschool Preschool and Kindergarten Curriculum (plus here)

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30 Genius Ways to Make Math Fun

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Fabulously Fun Science Curriculum Ideas

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Best Homeschool History Curriculum and Books

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Plus resources here for Language Arts and Bible (plus here, here and here)!

Common Issues for Homeschool Children

When your child hates school

When your child needs math help

When you know your child’s work is not enough

When your child has to learn a difficult subject

When you’re homeschooling a child with special needs

When you need to let your child lead the learning (and here)

 

Homeschool Pinterest Boards

You can check out these Pinterest Boards for more resources, or simply see all the Your Vibrant Family Pinterest boards here. Don’t forget to follow the boards so that you can get great homeschool encouragement and ideas delivered to your Pinterest feed:

Homeschool Encouragement and Homeschool Joy

Homeschool Getting Started

Homeschool Curriculum & Homeschool Resources

Homeschool Free

Plus many others here!

I’ve teamed up with other homeschool blogger friends at the iHomeschool Network for additional resources for when your homeschool needs help or when your homeschool is not working.

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Your Turn:

What are the biggest issues you’re facing in your homeschool right now? Are there areas where your homeschool is not working? Please let me know how I can pray for you as you may need to make changes!

 

About Alicia Michelle

As a wife and mom to four passionate kids, Alicia Michelle loves encouraging other moms with practical tips for joy-filled living in everyday life, especially in parenting, marriage, faith and health. Alicia is the owner/editor of Your Vibrant Family; the author of Plan to Be Flexible, The Back to School Survival Manual; and the creator/producer of the "7 Days to a Less Angry Mom Online Video Course,", Christ-Centered Christmas Resources and My Memory Box Organizing System. In addition, she is a monthly contributor for several popular family blogs, including Crosswalk.com. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

About the Author

As a wife and mom to four passionate kids, Alicia Michelle loves encouraging other moms with practical tips for joy-filled living in everyday life, especially in parenting, marriage, faith and health. Alicia is the owner/editor of Your Vibrant Family; the author of Plan to Be Flexible, The Back to School Survival Manual; and the creator/producer of the "7 Days to a Less Angry Mom Online Video Course,", Christ-Centered Christmas Resources and My Memory Box Organizing System. In addition, she is a monthly contributor for several popular family blogs, including Crosswalk.com. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Leave a Reply 25 comments

Lexi - January 20, 2016 Reply

What a great collection of answers. I’m saving this post!

Olivia - January 30, 2016 Reply

This post has so much valuable information. I’ve pinned it to the Thursday Favorite Things Pin Board.

Thank you for sharing with us at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop

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Mama Of Many Blessings - February 1, 2016 Reply

What a wonderful resource for homeschool moms!! It is such a wonderful thing to stop and access how your homeschool is doing mid way through the year. I am pinning for reference later! Have a blessed week.

    Alicia Michelle - February 1, 2016 Reply

    Hi Nicole! Thank you! I agree that it does make a difference to stop and assess our homeschool from time to time, just to make sure everything is running well. Thanks for pinning and sharing!

Marilyn Lesniak - February 1, 2016 Reply

This is certainly a great collection of resources! Pinned and shared. Thanks for linking up at #overthemoon! I hope to see you also at #thursdayfavoritethings.

    Alicia Michelle - February 3, 2016 Reply

    Hi Marilyn! Thank you so much! I’m glad you found them helpful and I appreciate that you shared!

Mother of 3 - February 2, 2016 Reply

Wow! What a roundup of helpful ideas!

Amanda - February 3, 2016 Reply

My daughter is only one, so we are not homeschooling yet. But I’m sure we will run into some of these issues on our journey. I’m saving this for when that time comes. Thanks so much!

    Alicia Michelle - February 3, 2016 Reply

    Hi Amanda! I’m so glad you’ve already made the choice to homeschool! Wonderful! Yes, hold on to these as a reference for when you run into some challenges… because we all do at one time or another! Thank you for sharing and I hope to see you around the site again soon!

Jessie - February 3, 2016 Reply

This is a HUGE list of resources you have put together. THANK YOU. I’m pinning it for future reference. Um, “When others are criticizing your homeschool” YES! We’ve homeschooled for 10 years now and STILL WE DEAL WITH THAT. sigh.

I’m happy to have found your blog through faith filled parenting linkup

    Alicia Michelle - February 3, 2016 Reply

    Hi Jessie! Thank you so much! I am so glad you found it helpful. That post that talks about how to handle it when others are criticizing your homeschool? That post gets the most traffic out of all of my homeschool posts. I share that to tell you that YOU ARE NOT ALONE in having that issue! Many, many others have it as well! Hang in there!

    I’m glad you stopped by and hope to “see” you around the site again soon! 🙂

Christia Colquitt - February 4, 2016 Reply

This is the round up of all roundups. LOVE all of the valuable information. Thank you for sharing on the Faith Filled Parenting LinkUp.

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Lisa nelson - February 9, 2016 Reply

This is an AWESOME post! Wow. I’m sharing this in some of my homeschool groups on FB!

Thanks for sharing!

    Alicia Michelle - February 10, 2016 Reply

    Yay! Thank you, Lisa! I’m so glad it’s helpful, and YES, please share with your homeschool groups on FB! Have a great day!

swapna - February 18, 2016 Reply

This is a great resource. Would love to see your posts in the Practical Mondays Link Up:)

    Alicia Michelle - February 20, 2016 Reply

    Hi there! Thank you so much for your feedback. I’m glad you enjoyed the post and found it helpful.

Shirley Wood - April 21, 2016 Reply

Thank you for sharing these resources with us at Merry Monday. Such a nice collection!

Lacie Ring - April 27, 2016 Reply

What a great collection of resources! Thank you for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

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