Hey Mocha Family,
One of the most difficult aspects of homeschooling for me is working with multiple kids and availing myself to everyone. Multiple kids calling my name, though they see me explaining something to another sibling, can be so frustrating. I've learned to give myself a break by turning these situations into teachable moments. We can all wait our turn and I always make sure my kids have some independent work to tide them over until I can get to them.
Sometimes a kid is having a bad day in general or has some area of school they don't enjoy. We set the precedent for what is acceptable at the beginning of the school year, so I work hard to stay calm and stand my ground during meltdowns. I confess that I'm not always successful, however, in the above video I show you how I managed to bring my daughter's calm back, during our first melt down of the year. This episode challenged me after a long vacation with much less structure than usual. It wasn't easy, but it worked! I hope it helps somebody out there.