I literally wrote a book about how you should cut back your kids’ schedule and give them more free time to learn at home. Quarantine and social isolation throughout much of the world was not what I had in mind!
Are you one of the parents trying to cope with an unwelcome task of learning to help your kids complete school at home? Or are you a homeschool parent dealing with another parent now working from home? Maybe you are dealing with one of the scenarios above plus all the stress of lost jobs and a sick loved one.
No matter your situation I want you to keep in mind that this is a time your children will remember. And you may never have this much sheer time with them again. With that in mind, I have two simple approaches you can take to keep your sanity while helping your children cope–and even learn–during this time.
The first I call the Covid-19 Kid Care Protocol (please share the graphic below with anyone who needs this information right now). It’s essential to connect with your children, reassure them, and give them a place in this new strange reality.
Secondly, this is the perfect time to pause and change how you think about your child’s education. In fact, while thing situation brings on intense temporary stress, many of our children are suffering from a dangerous level of chronic pressure. This is the perfect time to adopt a new, healthy perspective on education I call the LEARN method.
- Let go of unrealistic expectations.
- Encourage independent learning
- Acknowledge when you and your children need help.
- Require your children to take themselves seriously.
- Never say, “I’m not good enough.”
Would you like more support during this time and free resources? I’d love to have you join my email list to receive materials to help implement the concepts above and invite you to join an amazing group of parents and educators coming together to support one another during this challenging time. Click here to sign up.