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When Homeschooling Isn’t Working: Signs, Changes, and Support

When Homeschooling Isn’t Working: Signs, Changes, and Support

When homeschooling isn't working

Home education has become a popular choice for many families, offering a personalized approach to learning for children. However, like any educational method, homeschooling comes with its own set of challenges. As a homeschooling parent myself, I understand firsthand that sometimes things don’t go as planned. Whether your child is facing academic struggles, social difficulties, or if you’re feeling overwhelmed. It’s crucial to recognize when homeschooling isn’t working and take appropriate steps.

When homeschooling isn’t working: Identify the Indicators

Recognizing when homeschooling isn’t effective can vary for each family. However, some common signs include:

1. Limited academic progress

If your child is facing academic challenges and not progressing, it may indicate the need for a different learning approach.

2. Resistance to learning

A lack of enthusiasm for learning could be a signal that your child needs a change in the material or teaching method.

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3. Social struggles

Isolation is a concern for some homeschooled children, making it important to ensure opportunities for social interaction with peers.

4. Difficulty with the curriculum

If you find it challenging to keep up with the curriculum, it may be time to reassess your homeschooling approach.

5. Burnout or feeling overwhelmed

Feeling burnt out or overwhelmed may indicate that homeschooling is not working for you or your child, highlighting the need for a shift.

Embrace Change Without Fear

If you observe these signs, don’t hesitate to make a change. Homeschooling is flexible, and adjustments are part of the process. Consider:

1. Enrolling your child in traditional school

Transitioning to public or private school can provide more social opportunities and exposure to diverse learning styles.

2. Exploring different homeschooling approaches or curriculums

Trying out various homeschooling methods or curriculums allows you to find the one that suits your child best through trial and error.

3. Seeking support through a tutor or homeschooling co-op

Hiring a tutor or joining a homeschooling co-op can provide academic support and opportunities for socialization and group learning.

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4. Taking a break from homeschooling

If burnout is a concern, taking a break from homeschooling can provide the time needed to recharge and gain a fresh perspective.

Remember, what works for one family may not work for another; prioritize what’s best for your child and family.

Connect for Support

Homeschooling can be isolating, but seeking support from other homeschooling parents or online communities can provide valuable advice and encouragement. If academic challenges persist, consider consulting a professional tutor or educational therapist for targeted support and resources.


Despite its challenges, homeschooling can be a fulfilling journey. If you ever feel discouraged, remember why you chose homeschooling. Take a break, regroup, and return with a renewed perspective. Homeschooling is a unique journey, and it’s about finding what works best for your child and your family. Remember, homeschooling has its complexities, and it’s acceptable to acknowledge when it isn’t working. Embrace change, seek support, and recall your initial reasons for choosing homeschooling. Armed with these insights, you’ll be better prepared to navigate the highs and lows of home education.

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When Homeschooling Isn’t Working: Signs, Changes, and Support


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