Updated: Sep 12
Now as we approach the fall, it is back to school for the kids. Our school district and many surrounding ones provided a lot of forums and surveys to figure out what is the best option to have our kids return to school.
If your kids were in grades K-5 they either attend school 5 days a week in person or go online 5 days a week.
The options were to pick a hybrid plan or online if your kids were in grades 8-12.
Under the hybrid plan
Your kids either attend school in person 2 days a week and do E-learning 3 days a week. Or attend Online classes 5 days a week.
As a mother and teacher, I understood the fears from both ends. After discussing this with my husband and kids, about how fortunate we are to have this option and the opportunity where both of us get to work from home. I felt it was best to keep the kids home so they can have a consistent learning atmosphere. Yet, in the back of my mind, I know how much my kids' miss be around kids especially since that is how they ended the previous school year.
It wasn't easy making the decision but I want to make sure we did our part, if we could stay home we will do just that.
There are a lot of families who are not able to work from home and have no choice but to send their kids to school and I rather help keep the class numbers low.
So my suggestion is to do what makes sense for you and your family.
The Fears and Struggles, of the Unknown
As a teacher, I know a lot of us to fear for our well-being and are under a lot of stress especially if you are when you are a parent as well because it can feel like we are spreading ourselves thin running two types of classrooms.
As a parent, it is rough, because we have to balance work, cooking, cleaning, assisting the kids through each subject, be IT support, and much more.
Tips to get through this school year
Take it one day at a time
Make a plan
Set a routine
Take breaks with your child
Make sure your devices are charged
My advice, for now, is to do your best and remind your kids to do the same.
Yes, you will run into technical issues, your kids will have a meltdown, you may want to scream, but when that happens, STOP and close your eye and remind yourself to breathe.
Just take 5 minutes to breathe in deeply through your nose and out through your nose, (empty your lungs) then have your kids do the same. Trust me it would make a difference.
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Hey, Kenya here your new yoga bestie! Allow me to introduce myself. I am a Certified Yoga Coach who loves helping busy moms to create more balance in their lives while reducing stress by practicing yoga on and off the mat. In addition to raising two kids, I am also a Course Creator, Author, and Podcast Host of "From My Mat to Yours" (available anywhere you listen to your podcast) Want to work with me? Click here to check out how.