A challenge of homeschooling can be balancing teaching responsibilities with working from home. If you have a partner, you’ll need to consider who does what. Plan ahead, stay flexible, and use schedules to help.
It’s natural to want to prioritise our own deadlines or work responsibilities. But remember you only have a limited amount of energy. Think about how you and your partner can 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 can help everyone know what they’re doing.
Don’t get disheartened if getting to grips with home schooling feels like a challenge. Aim to be flexible. Sometimes school work won’t get done when or how you plan. Just try to fit it in again the next day.
If it helps, think about different routines. Could you work when the children go to bed? Or try a much shorter school day to give both parents time to work? Compromise where you can and be patient with each other.
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