The current restrictions on schools and the workplace have created a situation at home that none of us were prepared for.
It’s not like staying home with our preschool-age children. Nor is it like summer vacation. It’s not even like homeschooling (in the truest definition of homeschooling.)
This is “emergency virtual schooling,” and let’s admit it now: It’s challenging.
Here are few tips and strategies for helping your children (and yourself!) thrive during the quarantine.
This will be different for each house and family, of course, but try to create a separate place to work on school work. Minimize distractions as much as possible, and that includes phones and other devices. If you can also create a place for live calls (with good lighting, a microphone, and a neutral background), then everyone can use that space. If it’s not possible to have a dedicated workspace (like you need to use the kitchen table for...