Distance Learning: Challenges for You & Your Kids

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By Mommy Nina
July 9, 2020

With schools transitioning to online learning at home, many parents are wondering what they can do to support their child. If you’re wondering the same thing, you’re not alone. Distance Learning and Homeschooling are unchartered territories for many parents, but these challenges can easily be overcome.

Here, we list those challenges so that you can prepare and ensure a swift transition from classroom learning to distance learning.

  1. Keeping children focused

Your child’s dependency on electronics and other online activities will definitely increase with the need to be online more for classes, which can lead to distractions from online games.

  1. Establishing a routine

establishing routine

It can be difficult to structure your day with your child when you’re unsure what activities need to be included in every day. However, this is only a short-term and temporary challenge that can be overcome with time and experience with the ‘new normal.’

  1. Balancing work and responsibilities with teaching

It’s important to cater to your own needs as well as your child’s, which can be difficult when they need extra help understanding how to adapt to this new method of schooling. However, this adaptation can happen pretty quickly and before you know it, you’ll be able to multitask even better than you currently do.

  1. Understanding content

understanding content

Understanding content that you haven’t learned in years can be daunting, but you likely have more time now to catch up on this so you can be a better teacher to your kids.

  1. Reducing anxiety from real-world concerns

reducing anxiety

The news can be overwhelming at the moment, but distracting yourself from it by investing your full attention to your child’s homeschooling and wel-lbeing can help you forget about these worries.

So, while these challenges may be scary or overwhelming, remember that we’re in this together.

Stay tuned for the next article, where we'll talk about how to overcome the challenges we've listed here.


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