It is completely normal to have an “off” day (or two) every once in a while.
With children, it seems that the balance between positive and negative can be thrown off a lot more easily.
In this post, we will discuss why that is and how to help your kids to have a more positive attitude during your homeschool day.
One of the reasons why I think that it is harder for children to keep the balance tilted toward a positive attitude or outlook as opposed to a negative one is true is because they are still learning to discern between what is important to be emotional about and what isn’t worth it.
Let’s talk about how to help kids be more positive on bad homeschool days and how to avoid them!
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How to Help Kids be more Positive on Bad Montessori at Home Homeschool Days
Emotional self-regulation can be so tough for children.
Emotions are intense and very passionate.
Have you seen a kid that is extraordinarily happy to find a penny on the sidewalk, an overly loud and excited child who gets to stay up 5 minutes past their bedtime or a young one in complete despair over a broken crayon?
This isn’t new at all. Children tend to feel emotions more intensely.
As parents, if we play our cards right and have this particular set of tips, we’ll be able to successfully tilt the balance to positive during our homeschooling time!
Come take a look how!
And if you have more tips that you have found helpful, please leave them in comments below and I will add them to our list!
1. Get a good night’s sleep and have a plan.
All of you need good rest the night before. Go to bed on time and have a good bedtime routine.
We love to use essential oils to help them relax at night.
If everyone is tired and grumpy, you can obviously see where your day is headed.
Here’s a good essential oils list.
Have a plan for the morning.
Chore charts are very helpful because it takes away the guessing part on what to do to get ready in the morning.
I have 2 chore charts for each chid.
The morning chore chart includes, in order, what to do each morning (get up, make bed, brush teeth, get dressed, eat breakfast, clean room, get homeschool materials to table).
The afternoon chart has the other chores like practice piano, feed the chickens and collect eggs, help make a snack, etc.
For younger kids, you might want to check out our homeschool life skills checklist to see what kids can do.