Being a single parent is enough of a challenge to handle, but if you are looking at homeschooling as well, you should consider the following tips.
Connect with other single parents on the path
While it is a tough journey, it is by no means impossible. Others have done is before you, so it is a good idea to connect with other single parents who are already homeschooling. They will be able to give you the true picture about what to expect and also provide you with examples of things that you should avoid. You will gain invaluable inputs that you can use when you set up your own homeschool.
Create a support system
Trying to do everything on your own is a great way to set yourself up for failure. Try to delegate things to others who are willing to help. Having a support system is an important part of the backup plan. Have trusted family members and friends take on aspects of the homeschooling, so that you have time to do other things. This will free you up for your work, errands, and other chores around the house.
Have an actionable plan
Being organized is a must. There will be a lot of overwhelm when you begin, but if you have a plan and follow it, you will be able to cope quite well. At the same time remember to be flexible, if something is not going according to plan, don’t give yourself an ulcer worrying about it. Take a break when you or your homeschool students need it. Cuddle time is just as important as learning time.
Decide what style works best for you
There is no one single right way to homeschool. This means that you can mix and match your schedule, lesson plans, teaching methodology and more, based on what works best for you and your homeschool students. Don’t try to replicate regular school. As long as your children are learning something everyday, it doesn’t matter how you are teaching them. Eventually you will find a style which works best for you, and then you can build on it.