So we realize a lot of people are now facing having kids at home that aren’t normally homeschooled (or home educated, as they call it here in the UK.) We have some links to the right that our kids have used over the years, and some new ones we’re learning about below.
Not that I can offer much reassurance in this time, but I can offer opinions that don’t count for much… I say do what you got to do. If you’re working from home and you’ve got little ones and school age kids then it’s just about keeping your head above water. For some kids they thrive on structure and this is going to be a chaotic upheaval. You may need some decompress (holiday/time off) to let everyone adjust and cope with the emotional stress of these rapid changes – or your child may do best (and you may do best) with trying to keep some consistency: chores, bedtime, wake up routine, some designated “school” time, outdoor time, etc. There is no one right answer and way to do this, and it may need to change day-to-day as we see how long this may go on for… but it’s unrealistic, in my opinion, to anticipate being able to do work full time AND homeschool kids AND keep your house clean AND process this major global upheaval AND the dozens of other responsibilities we as parents are juggling when things are going as normal. This is not normal.Continue reading