What an interesting time to be alive! While the adults of the world deal with working from home, unemployment, being an essential worker, home schooling their kids, day-to-day changes from the local and federal government and a thousand more things, our tweens are also trying to figure out who they are as a person and how they fit in during this isolation.
Difficult to say the least. We have a few ideas on how you can help your child manage this strange, new world.
- Provide a routine but allow your child to participate in the creation of what that looks like. This gives them a sense of independence and improves their decision-making skills.
- Set realistic goals for each school day. Online schooling is HARD! Pick 1-3 goals for each day or even 3-5 goals for the week, either way setting expectations is key.
- Create a checklist for what to complete each day- use stickers or other rewards for completion.
- Reach out to teachers for support, they want to help our kids succeed.
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