Self-help advice for parents now trying to teach kids at home:
My daughter has special needs; it’s taken me a long time to realise that she could ALWAYS take more attention, more energy and more help, no matter how much we give. There's no point feeling guilt about not giving more, because there can NEVER be enough. we have to be OK with doing what we can sustainably do.
The same goes for teaching your kids at home. There can never be enough, so you have be OK with what you can manage.
(In no way do I manage to follow this advice, btw, I feel guilty *all the time*)
Plus. You know what...
They are *always* learning off you. Self-care, sustainability, pacing yourselves, these are things they will learn too.
As an ex-teacher:
NOW is the time to teach all of those things we struggle to get to in the classroom.
Soft skills, emotional literacy, sharing, resilience, practical and vocational skills....
It's not *all* academics. Those can be caught up much easier.
@CreatureOfTheHill thank you, that's great advice. It's not all about the worksheets.
That ought to be emblazoned in HUGE letters across every method schools use to deliver material to students working at home currently...
IT IS NOT ALL ABOUT THE WORKSHEETS.
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