There comes a time in a homeschool mom’s life when she needs to take a step back from the daily routine and evaluate whether or not her plans are working as hoped. It’s so easy to get sidetracked from our original goals or get caught up in all the activities that can crowd our day to day lives. Some of us do this more often than others (raising my hand here) by constantly second guessing our chosen approach. This is when I know that it’s time for me to replenish my energy and refocus my efforts.
Refocus Your Homeschool by Attending a Conference
Is something lacking in your homeschool life? Do you need more time with other moms on the same path? o your children need more time with other kids
- Make a list of what you would like to learn for your experience. Do you need encouragement to move in a new direction? Are you looking for materials to breathe new life in to your routine? Write it all down!
- Listen to a presenter speak on a topic that is new to you, such as creating high school transcripts or teaching a gifted child.
- Explore a different approach to homeschooling. At the Great Homeschool Convention, you can attend workshops with experts to explore classical homeschooling, a Charlotte Mason approach, unit studies etc. This year they are offering 100’s of information packed workshops to help you and your family thrive as home educators.
- Look for specific resources or workshops that will give you practical information for working with your unique children. At the convention, you’ll find resources for teaching all ages and types of students, including special needs and gifted children.
- Connect with other homeschooling moms. Making new friends is not just about socializing the kids. 😉 Talking to other homeschooling moms is often the best way to refocus your homeschool. Having the support and friendship of another like-minded mom may be the most valuable thing you take away from a conference!
- Explore the different ways you can take your homeschool out of the box. You’ll find a diverse selection of vendors (nearly 150) enabling you to take a closer look at all the best curriculum and educational products available. Take a look at the vendors before you leave for the conference and make a list of the ones you are most interested in visiting.
- DO NOT allow yourself to get overwhelmed! If it all seems like too much, take a break for an hour or two.
You can find more tips and advice about conventions from veteran homeschool moms at iHomeschool Network or click on the image below.
Will you attend a homeschool convention this year? Do you have any tips for my readers? Tell me in the comments!