We are back to homeschooling since Melbourne is in lockdown again and who knows if New South Wales may follow too!!
But, I’ve learned from our last stint that the STRESS of teaching and the EXPECTATIONS of how he learns are undue pressures that I put on myself as well as him
So, this time I’m going in with a very chilled out attitude and I would like to share that with other parents out there, in case it helps!
My new attitude for NO STRESS homeschooling
ACCEPT the situation and know what we can and cannot do
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Take each day as it comes, learn and teach at your own pace
UNDERSTAND that the way we teach and the way they learn is very different, so prepare to UNLEARN and learn new ways before teaching them
Take BREAKS when needed to do FUN things in between
Most of all, REMEMBER…
This situation is TEMPORARY
These few days of remote learning DO NOT decide their academic future
They are watching and learning more than we think like PATIENCE, EMPATHY and LOVE in the way we teach and behave with them
No matter what, WE WILL BE FINE!
Hope this helps! Take it easy on yourself and wish you all the best!
How do you feel about being back to homeschooling (if you’re in VIC) or how would you feel if you had to go back to homeschooling? Tell us in the comments below.