How to Get into a GOOD Homeschool Routine!

Hi friends! Do you need help getting your family into a good homeschool routine? Are your kids whining and complaining about school? Are they procrastinating and not working diligently?

Well don’t fear! Today I’m sharing my top tips for getting your family into a good homeschooling routine, reduce complaining and encourage hard work and diligence in your home.

Check out my video on How to Get into a GOOD Homeschool Routine here!

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  • Robin Manthei February 6, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    I can’t get the video link to work!

    • erica February 8, 2018 at 12:37 pm

      Hi Robin, maybe try again, it’s working for me.

  • Sarah February 6, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    That was so helpful! I needed that. Thank you!!!

  • Molly M February 6, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    So, you stay in the room with them most of the day? How do you get your things done? I feel like I have so many things to do that I can’t stay in the room. I do notice that they are more focused when I’m around. I have a planner that they reference. So, they aren’t waiting on me for most things.

    • erica February 8, 2018 at 12:36 pm

      Yes, I stay in the school room while we’re doing school. Otherwise they can lose focus and start messing around LOL! I do my other household chores later in the day when school is done. I have an eCourse on homeschool organization that goes into running your household as well here:

  • Courtney February 6, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Great video! It was very helpful and gave me confidence to persevere. Thank you!

  • Roberta Tebussek February 7, 2018 at 8:52 am

    My children are in 3rd and 5th grade and I’ve homeschooled from the beginning. I feel like I’m slacking if I don’t start each subject with them and go through a little lesson before giving them their work. Obviously this makes our day very long and there’s many times through the day when one is waiting for me to finish with the other before I can get them going on the next subject. I don’t have curriculum with videos. It’s just too pricey for our family. How do you do it?

    • erica February 8, 2018 at 12:34 pm

      I usually try to find a good balance between independent work curriculum and teacher led curriculum. That way I’m not being pulled in several directions at once, and they also learn how to be more independent as well. Win-win 🙂

  • Elizabeth February 7, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Agree 100%!!! I feel like we homeschool in a very similar fashion. I always look forward to your blog posts and videos. Thank you for sharing!

  • Cat February 8, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    Thank you for the tips and especially for the reminder on consistency. My four are all younger (first grade, kindergarten, preschooler and toddler) and with holidays, then travel, then passing around sickness it has been a struggle getting back into a routine and everyone has been feeling that whiney “I don’t wanna” creep in on us.

  • Amy @ Orison Orchards February 11, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Great video, along with your procrastination video! Routines are critical in our home, especially since there are ten of us! It would all be chaos without them! I even homeschool through the summer, just so we can keep our routines going. Of course, we take plenty of fun breaks and travel lots so we don’t get burned out. 🙂


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