Parent Supports for Home Learning
One of the most novel — and disruptive — things about life in pandemic culture: parents and children are forced to adjust to a new rhythm of school and work at home. We will use this page to provide links to advice and resources for you in provding parents support in their child's education. Many of the articles we've read talk about establishing routines, schedules, and work spaces. We thought this quote provided some pretty good advice!
"We're not going to be very good at parenting them if we're constantly frustrated that they're interrupting us," Rich says. "And we do need to be able to parent and guide them and frankly, to model self-discipline and focus because they're going to learn from that much more than they will from what we tell them." In other words, as parents learn to remote work, their children will also learn — by example.
Talking to Your Child About the Coronavirus
Concern over this new virus can make children and families anxious. Helping children cope with anxiety requires providing accurate prevention information and facts without causing undue alarm. The National Association of School Psychologists and the National Association of School Nurses has provided guidance for teaching children positive preventive measures, talking with them about their fears, and giving them a sense of some control over their risk of infection can help reduce anxiety. Read the full guidance here.
Articles on Working and Schooling at Home
Resources for Families of Young Children