Homeschooling an angry child: The hardest part of Jamie’s homeschool year

Homeschooling an angry child The hardest part of Jamie's homeschool year
Written by Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool and Steady Mom, with the permission of my angry child, who “hopes this story will help others”

The whining starts before breakfast. It rapidly escalates to full-blown screaming, and we never know how long it will last.

Maybe ten minutes, twenty, or thirty. Maybe one hour.

On our worst days, maybe two.

When it’s over, the heartfelt remorse finally kicks in:

“Sorry, Mommy.”

The hardest part of my homeschool year

Then it’s damage control and recovery time:

How many things have been thrown and need to be cleaned up? Is anything broken? Our nervous systems now shot (especially my highly sensitive one), we may or may not continue with our learning rhythm for the day. It depends on whether or not we can pick up the pieces–literally and emotionally.

“Hi, my name is Jamie, and I homeschool a child with anger issues.”
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Inspiring homeschool links

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Just another quick reminder that if you want to make sure you see my status updates on Facebook, now you can!

Here’s how to do so:

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Did you know I post tons of time-sensitive Kindle ebook freebies, educational Amazon Prime video, links to new (& archived posts), posts from other blogs that relate to education, and book recommendations on my Facebook page?

It’s a pretty helpful resource, and I’m happy that those of you who want to can finally make sure you don’t miss a thing!

Enjoy this week’s homeschool links:

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Giveaway: $100 K-5 Science package from Be Naturally Curious

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This giveaway has ended; thanks for your interest!

Welcome to this week’s giveaway–sponsored by Be Naturally Curious!

From Valerie at Be Naturally Curious:

“I am a mom to two energetic and inquisitive young girls and also happen to be a former college Biology professor.

One of my greatest passions in life is to help ALL kids experience the joy in learning science and exploring nature!

I believe this is best done by focusing on concepts and reinforcing learning with multiple, non-traditional teaching techniques, which is why I started Be Naturally Curious, creating science and nature mini-courses for kids grades K-5.

I love to share and discuss ideas about science and learning on our Facebook page —please come connect with us!
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The hardest part of my homeschool year: A new series

The hardest part of my homeschooling year
Written by Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool and Steady Mom

Ya’ll, homeschooling ain’t always easy. And it isn’t always happier ever after.

Sometimes it’s downright tough. You know, don’t you?

This world has troubles and homeschooling families aren’t immune to them. Tough marriage seasons, rebellious children, cancer, miscarriages, depression, financial struggles, midlife crises.

You get the picture.

You don’t always read about these topics on blogs, because well, they’re personal. They often involve our dearly loved children, too, whose privacy we respect and want to protect.

The danger of not writing about these situations, however, is that it creates an illusion that our lives are all peaches and cream.

Roses and buttercups. Always well-behaved children and energetic moms and dads joyfully learning together 24/7.
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Inspiring homeschool links

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Thankful for my Elijah’s fantastic week at soccer camp!

Guess what, frustrated Facebook users?

Hallelujah, the powers that be over at FB are finally giving you a bit of control over their mysterious algorithm, to make sure you can actually see the pages that you care most about!

Here’s how to do so:

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Did you know I post tons of time-sensitive Kindle ebook freebies, educational Amazon Prime video, links to new (& archived posts), posts from other blogs that relate to education, and book recommendations on my Facebook page?

It’s a pretty helpful resource, and I’m happy that those of you who want to can finally make sure you don’t miss a thing!

Enjoy this week’s homeschool links:

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