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The schedule was not working…again. It felt like we were behind and just couldn’t catch up.
It happens to all of us at some point. When it does, the first thing you should do is take a deep breath. (Or several deep breaths some days!)
Then follow these four steps.
4 Steps To Take When You Feel Behind On Lessons
1. Accept it happens.
Recognize that feeling behind happens to every homeschool mom sometimes. You will be able to move forward.
2. Ask what “behind” really means.
Are you really behind or just not where you want to be?
Whose standard are you trying to meet? Your homeschool is unique and your children will move at their own pace.
Did you follow rabbit trails that were profitable and your children learned a lot but did not allow you to accomplish the goals you initially set?
3. Evaluate why you feel behind.
Did we need to slow down to master a concept? If so, we were actually making progress. I just need to push the lessons out to accommodate the slower learning pace.
Do I need to adjust our schedule (school or extra-curricular)? Are the subjects more difficult this year and I need to allow more time to complete the lessons?
Do we need to work on improving habits that will allow us to complete lessons more timely?
4. Make a plan to move forward.
Using your answers to questions 2 and 3, make a plan so you do not constantly feel behind.
Download the Back to the Basics worksheet below this post and start making a plan to move forward.