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#40 Dealing with Homeschool Anger

Homeschool Anger

Have you ever felt angry? Frustrated? Impatient? Irritated? DONE with homeschooling? Parenting is hard enough on its own but with the mounting pressures and responsibilities of homeschooling, it can be a volcano waiting to erupt. Some days are harder than others, some are easier. Sometimes you have a good strong streak and all of a sudden your temper flares up when you least expected it. It can throw you off track, it catches you off guard. Other times you feel stuck in a pattern or cycle of anger that you can’t seem to get out of. Today’s podcast episode is your lifeboat!

Today we are talking about some of the common anger triggers that homeschool parents face and some practical strategies to help you deal with them before they erupt and derail your day! Kind of like a fire drill, I’m going to teach you how to stop, drop and roll on the flames of your anger! Because it doesn’t have to control your day or be your reality anymore!

Show notes

I don’t think I mentioned any links in today’s podcast episode, but I did promise to have some of the common anger triggers and strategies listed for anyone who was looking, so here they are!

Common anger triggers…

  • Personality clashes
  • Lack of sleep
  • Blood sugar (not eating)
  • Disorganization
  • Feeling out of control
  • Fear (fear of failure, fear of your child being behind)
  • Outside pressure
  • Time pressures (need to be somewhere)
  • Comparing yourself to others (not being thankful)
  • Unrealistic expectations
  • Hormones/health

Strategies to help you break the cycle when you feel it coming…

  • Pray, read your Bible, take time with God
  • Eat
  • Take a break to breathe and cool off
  • Slow down your life and the outside activities
  • Take time to clean and organize so your days can be more productive
  • Talk to your kids
  • Employ some new family rules/family devotions
  • Help your kids stay on task with incentives OR a notebook to help them manage their time
  • Give your child a hug and say something nice, it breaks the frustration
  • Pray some more
  • Have a nap or better yet, go to bed at a decent time
  • Vitamins and going for walks
  • Re-assess what is working and what isn’t
  • Try different curriculum

Intervene before you implode!

The point here is to catch yourself before you get to that point of anger and yelling. I know this isn’t easy, I know that stuff comes up and that we are a work in progress. You will make mistakes, I make mistakes every day. But show your kids that they are worth fighting for. Show them that you are working on yourself just as you ask them to work on themselves. Have grace for your kids and show them your struggles so that they will have grace for you.

Find support, lean in to your friends, talk about it more, and take a deep breath. You maybe can’t do this alone, but you absolutely can with a little bit (or a lot) of Jesus and a friend at your side.

Be someone’s life raft!

Comment below and help another homeschooler out! Share your best advice and strategies for dealing with frustration and anger in your homeschool!

Dealing with Homeschool Anger when you are discouraged, impatient, yelling at your kids or feeling like you are failing. Learn some of the most common triggers of anger and some practical strategies and tools to help break the cycle! #homeschool #homeschooling

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  1. Um…..did you like put a camera in my house and make this podcast about me….? Cause there is no way any other mama is the same way.

  2. It is 11pm and I’m off to bed but just finished listening to your podcast about anger. You are bang on. It was just what I needed to hear this week. Thank you for the encouragement and God bless.

  3. So a friend just mentioned your podcasts. I have a few rare moments so I did a search, this popped up, and I listened. I needed this, like really needed it. I cried and it helped. Thank you!

  4. So I have been following you on instagram for awhile but never listened to your podcast. But seriously!! Why haven’t I?? This helped me so much! It’s easy to feel “alone” in this journey but hearing someone be honest and talk about real stuff we deal with was so helpful. I will be listening to more. Thank you!

  5. I have listened to this podcast twice and feel like I want to listen to it every Monday morning to just to prepare myself for my week. I always anticipate it as new week with a fresh start but I find us in the same cycle most weeks. I want to take some of your suggestions on what to do when it’s heading down that path, and write them on note cards and keep them out. I’m realizing some of my triggers are from not being heard or lack of cooperation knowing it’s a school day. I want to be more gentle and calm than I have been. I can be this way half the time and then I just want to get things done already and I lose my patience. I have been also writing scriptures down on sticky notes and posting them around my house to meditate peace into my spirit. Thank you for this and I would love to hear more.❤️

  6. Rebecca, thank you so much for this podcast! God has really been growing me in this area recently. I wanted to share a book that has been my life raft. Check out “Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family” by Paul Tripp. His advice totally changed how I looked at parenting my children.

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