Distance learning , it is a new adventure in our home, and many others! We struggle most days, as I am certain other families are feeling the same.
We have days that go great and are smooth sailing, and days that are as rough as a stormy sea, then there are days like today. Today we had mom not feeling so great, melts downs, stubborn refusals, tantrums, and plain old ” I am OUT!” going on!!
Knowing what I know not only about myself, or my children, but mental health breaks as well, we had to shift the mood and energy in our home this morning. SO , we got out some cutouts of leaves and we made ornaments and we talked about Fall and why the leaves change color and fall off the trees!
We had some giggles and some soft music in the background! The energy shifted for about 45 minutes, then back to school work and tantrums. I truly was beside myself , not knowing how to bring back the joy of learning?!
Our school age children are going through some seriously unchartered territory. This is just as hard on our children as it is on Parents! Their world has been turned upside down and sideways all at once, we need to guide them and hope to teach them to cope as we ourselves are learning to do the same.
Is this distance learning stuff easy? NOPE , not even a little bit ! The school staffs are learning at the same time as the parents and the students, so no not easy for any of us, YET!! I have faith that we will all get there and as soon as we have this figured out, we wont need it any longer! We just have to hang in there.
I enjoy being with my kids every day , I truly do, but I know that they would rather be with friends at school . As parents it is our job to make this easy on them emotionally and mentaly. So today We didn’t rush through the assignments, or follow the schedule. We did what we could handle, and we will make up the day as we go ! It’s all learning and I am ok with that.
Maybe tomorrow I won’t have a migrane, maybe the kids will be more cooperative, maybe not, but we will keep going forward as we can! We will succeed at our pace, as we navigate this new world !
Just remember you are not alone! I am struggling too! I find it hard tobelieve this is now the world we live in…but it is. Let’s make the best of it!
Love and Light