There’s millions of suggestions, ideas and free resources out there. Schools are setting work for children to complete. I even used to be a Primary School Teacher! So why is schooling my kids during lockdown becoming so hard?
I’ve been thinking about this over the last week. Why is it so hard? Why does it feel like I'm not doing enough? The answer is because it is hard! Schooling our children during a pandemic is a steep learning curve for many of us. Even those of us that used to teach this stuff to a class of 30 kids! And whilst social media is flooded with images of mums and children sat side by side at laptops, or smiley 3 years olds writing their letters whilst yours is bouncing on the sofa, I’m pretty sure the reality behind the image isn’t always picture perfect. Here’s why learning at home during this lockdown is hard:
There's no magic way of making this easier. As they saying goes, the only way is through! We're all out of our comfort zones. A lot has been asked of our little and young people. And of parents. You’re doing great. Whatever learning at home looks like for you, that’s just right.
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