In my neck of the woods it is officially day 2 of “schooling from home.” Like you, I see and chuckle at all the memes directed toward manic moms and defeated dads who are trying to work, teach, organize, manage, and simply live during these crazy times. I also see the comments and posts lauding all the homeschooling parents for being so much more “with it” all these years! But offer yourself some grace. What you are doing and what homeschooling parents are doing are not just tigers with different colored stripes. We are talking NOT EVEN IN THE FELINE FAMILY! Let’s examine just a few of the general truths about homeschooling:
Conversely, YOU, my dear frazzled friend, are enjoying NONE of the above realities! You were thrust into this paradigm completely against your will, you had NO time to prepare, and you have no one with whom to consult who has blazed a trail during times like these! You also may be attempting to work from home, which adds chaos to mayhem.
Over the next few days I will be offering tips for releasing some of this burden. Take a breath. This is hard. It’s an incredibly complex set of circumstances that you did not sign up for. Embrace the truth that your child’s education is not in peril. It’s gonna be ok.
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