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Distance Learning is the New Norm

Over 56 million children attend school in the United States alone. Many of these children are learning from home due to social distancing.


Now that learning remotely is the new norm, parents are tasked with finding innovative ways to accommodate their experiences.

It is an excellent opportunity to incorporate lifelong learning while we bond with them. As a busy solo mom, you can reduce the stress associated with having both work and school under one roof. One way is to use some of my tips in this recent post.
 
Another way is to get help outside the home. Professionals like Lindsey Wander have found ways to bring the classroom into your home in a way that provides stress-free learning for your kids.  And for you.  She challenges parents to look for unique ways to enhance their kids' education because distance learning doesn't necessarily mean replicating the classroom at home. Her company provides support to parents of school-aged children around the world who are learning online.
Finally, you can reduce overwhelm by incorporating your child's learning into everyday life. For example, use chores and allowance as a time to teach them about responsibility and earned income. Many normal life activities can turn into teachable moments for you and your child.

Your child's classroom performance will improve as they learn to incorporate their life experiences into their thought processes. And new ways of bonding and connecting with you won't hurt either.