Last term we were chucked back into lockdown with just a few hours’ notice; we didn’t know how long it would go on for but it felt like if our kids got behind with their school work, they’d be back in the classroom in no time – with their wonderful, passionate and professional teachers ready to pick up the slack!
But for those of us still in level 3, here we still are at the dining table, facing what could be the rest of the term at home with our younger students.
For some families, online learning and lockdown life is seamless. For others, it’s fraught with difficulty, stress, frustration, boredom and anxiety. Our family coaches at Parenting Place have noticed that the wear and tear on families is beginning to show and it's really tough on so many levels.
Wherever you are on the home-learning spectrum, taking some time to reflect on how things could be tweaked in your whānau could help the next stage of this long lockdown.