We all have bad homeschool days and it’s not always easy to turn it around, it is hard to see past a bad mood. Instead of threatening to send your kids to public school, use one of these seven methods to change your day around. One of these just might be the key to turning your bad day around and setting you on the right path to homeschool success.
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7 Ways to Turn Around A Bad Homeschool Day
Turn on Music
Music is the best way to lift your spirits, to change the mood of everyone in your house. There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t listen to music at some point. It brightens the mood. Getting up and dancing is a great way to shake off a bad vibe or bad mood.
Fresh air can change everyone’s mood, the sun changes me. You can take your lessons outside even, there is no rule that you have to stay inside to get your school lessons done. We have enjoyed all lessons outside in the fresh air. My favorite would be to sit in our saucer swing and read.
Impromptu Field Trip
You just might need a change of sensory or a different way to learn or experience what you are learning. A trip to the museum, or art gallery, or science center might just be what you need.
Turn on an Audiobook
Reading out loud is not my favorite thing, and when no one is listening or paying attention, I get cranky. An audiobook can be a better solution for everyone. My kids love audiobooks on their own to listen to when they are building with Legos or coloring.
Add A Little Movement
It might be time to add in a little physical education for your kids and you. I feel better when I have exercised. I can see a difference in my kids if they have been stuck inside for any amount of time. Rainy days are not good for us, but I have found ways to work around them. Cosmic kids yoga has been a lifesaver. While it is not a big energy burner, it’s something at least.
I do limit screen time to a point. But I’m not above using screen time for my sanity or the sanity of my kids. Sometimes it’s just nice to turn the tv on and lose yourself in something, documentary or not.
Watching a documentary is a great way to not feel guilty over missed homeschool lesson time.
Go To The Library
You had to know this was going to be somewhere on this list right? A trip to the library is always our default. New books to read can always turn around a bad homeschool day. They don’t need to be books for pleasure reading but even new books on a homeschool topic can change things around.