With schools across the country shutting down for extended periods, many parents are finding themselves working their own jobs from home, while parenting.
It's a challenging balance that has already spawned social media jokes like the "my coworker…" meme. (Describe your child's behavior as if they were your coworker; the exercise involves a lot of reports of coworkers refusing to wear pants.) But jokes aside, the combination of working and supervising children during a pandemic has the potential to create stress and family conflict.
Experts suggest that the best route forward is to maintain some resemblance of structure, while allowing that, this is an unprecedented situation.
Above all else, it is important to keep in mind what is essential in this time. It is both our children and our own mental health which we should endeavour to remain positive and upbeat during this unsettling time.
It is important to stress this factor. If you are at home and your children are in isolation with you too, the importance of academic gains and pushing through curriculum is not what should be at the forefront of keeping children home with you.
All students will be in the same boat when we come back to school. We do not expect you to be professional educators and work miracles with your children in their time off from school.
Please consider the two below images for your peace of mind...