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Homeschooling / Learning from Home During Covid - How Are You Coping?

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Homeschooling / Learning from Home During Covid - How Are You Coping?

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A lot of us have had to face some major changes in the last few months with COVID-19, from restrictions to our day to day activities, to possible loss of work, financial insecurity and adjusting to having our kids now predominantly learning from home. 


ReachOut have developed a range of resources to help kids and their families adjust to the very different challenges that come from a move to online learning from home - you can find all of those here 




Teenagers in particular are reporting that they're feeling pretty stressed out at the moment, especially kids who are in their final years at school. As parents, it can be really challenging knowing how best to support them,  both in terms of helping them with school work and helping them to look after their physical and mental health in such unprecedented circumstances. 


Parents of younger kids are also coping with a lot - the primary school syllabus has definitely changed a lot since a lot of us were at school ourselves, and it can be overwhelming knowing just how to best help your kids.  Especially for parents who are also juggling working from home themselves, trying to keep kids occupied, entertained, and helping them with their schoolwork and the many new forms of technology that go along with that can be a massive challenge. 


Online Learning Activities for Kids During Coronavirus Closures


On the other hand, some parents report finding it a relief to have a break from the usual busy-ness of the day to day school routine, and are loving not having to rush from activity to activity, and enjoying being able to spend more time at home with their kids. 


So, with all of that in mind, we thought it would be good to do a check in with our parents community here. 


How are you and your family coping with kids learning at home? 


What is the biggest challenge you're experiencing at the moment? 


Has anything surprised you about how the move to spending more time at home has affected your family?


Are your teenagers feeling anxious about their education?


We would love to hear about how you and your families are going - I'll just tag a few of our parent community members to get things started. Looking forward to hearing from you, and hope that you and your families are staying safe and taking care of yourselves.


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