You won’t always have much choice about home schooling during the pandemic, but it can be a challenge when both parents work from home. Plan ahead, stay flexible, and use schedules to give everyone space.
Most of us want to do a good job at work, so it’s natural to want to prioritise our own deadlines or work responsibilities. Right now, it will be more effective to balance everyone’s needs where possible.
Start with a family or parents’ chat to discuss how to make things work for all of you. You could consider:
Schedules help everyone know what they’re doing, and have enough space to do it.
Don’t get disheartened if getting to grips with home schooling feels like a challenge.
Many of us are in the same position, and we’re all learning as we go. Compromise where you can to keep the peace, and be patient with each other.
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