How to Balance Working From Home and the Kids' Remote Learning (Without Losing It)
For working parents, the pandemic hasn't just been stressful, it's felt impossible at times. And unfortunately, it's not over as we plan for another school year to begin that may consist of more learning from home. Over the past year, not only have you been challenged to meet the needs of your children as they adapt to remote-learning set-ups, but your career has evolved too, creating additional curveballs around every corner.
While we all know how important it is to prioritize self-care, take a bath, and eat clean, the reality is, sometimes the dinner menu kind of has to be cheese and crackers. And that is completely OK. In a period that will go down in history as unprecedented and unfathomable, you won't remember the nights you bribed your kiddos with more screen time so you could send that crucial email. Instead, you'll recall the small moments of togetherness that you or someone else in your family normally would have missed.
But in the meantime? You need realistic coping techniques to make the juggling act of working from home and proctoring your kids' remote learning a little more manageable. We spoke with educators, psychologists, and parents like you for some strategies they swear by. Take a deep breath, sip some coffee, and (hopefully) get inspired.