Sometimes homeschool leaders must deal with angry members. It seems as if the ugliness from social media creeps into our homeschool groups. It’s happened to Alicia Strunkel, a homeschool leader form Georgia. Alicia explains to host Carol Topp how she has learned to deal with upset people both online and in person.
Alicia shares some tips including:
- Don’t try to defend yourself
- Don’t become argumentative
- Don’t fan the flame and it dies out
- Let it go!
- Aim for personal peace
Alicia also explains her emotional base and how her faith plays a role in her leadership in a beautiful, heartfelt way
Listen to the end (15 minutes) for a boost of encouragement for homeschool leaders.
In the podcast Carol mentioned …
In the podcast Alicia mentioned managing conflict. My book Homeschool Co-ops: How to Start Them, Run Them and Not Burn Out devotes a chapter to dealing with volunteers and conflict. You might find it helpful as you lead your homeschool group.
Homeschool Co-ops: How to Start Them, Run Them and not Burn Out
Have you ever thought about starting a homeschool co-op? Are you afraid it will be too much work? Do you think you’ll have to do it all by yourself? Starting a homeschool co-op can be easy! This book Homeschool Co-ops: How to Start Them, Run Them and Not Burn Out will give you ideas, inspiration, tips, wisdom and the tools you need to start a homeschool co-op, run it and not burn out!
Carol Topp, CPA