Home schooling can be a challenge, for parents and children. It’s often hard to balance learning with work and household jobs.
If you’ve had to start home schooling because of the pandemic, your family will still be adjusting. You may be feeling worried or guilty about how you’re balancing your time. If you have a partner, you may still be working out how to balance responsibilities.
It’s OK to take it slow and be flexible. Remember to go easy on yourself as well. Take breaks, give yourself treats, and schedule time for your own needs.
Even with lesson plans and a great routine, doing school work at home can still be a challenge. If your child is finding things difficult, talk to them about what the problem might be. You could ask:
See if you can check in on their wellbeing, too, as this may affect how well they engage. If they’re struggling with their new routine, it can help to change the order of things around.
Worried about your child’s education? Our one-to-one Teacher Talk service is here to help. Ask about any education topic, from school refusal to worries about your child not keeping up. Our volunteer education professionals will listen and offer judgment-free advice. Fill in our short form, and we’ll put you in touch by email, phone or video call.
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