Parents are expected to do a lot—get dinner on the table, play chauffeur to the kids, shop for groceries, and clean the house. In today’s world, add another item to the list: educate your kids at home. For expecting mother’s this can seem overwhelming. Here’s what you need to know about remote learning and your pregnancy.
Set up a dedicated school room
This will be of benefit to both you and your kids. Whether it’s the dining room or home office your kids will understand that dedicated space is meant for learning. And it gives them a place to be during the day when you need to take a break and have some alone time.
Stick to a schedule
Start and stop your school day at the same time every day. Schedule breaks and lunch period for you and your kids. You’ll quickly get into a routine and that will make remote learning much easier.
Don’t be afraid to walk away
There are times you will be frustrated or simply exhausted. It’s okay. Take a break and walk away for a minute or the afternoon. Chances are you’re not a professional teacher and you can’t be expected to do everything at once for yourself, your children, and your baby-to-be.
You’re also learning
No one expects you to be an expert in every subject your child is learning. Don’t stay up late planning the next day’s lessons. In fact, you should be focused on your own sleep. You’ll learn side-by-side with your children which can be a rewarding experience. And if you don’t know the answers to your children’s questions that’s okay. You don’t need to be perfect; you just need to be there for them.
Remote learning and your pregnancy is a balancing act. Rely on your friends and family for help. And remember, our team is always here to answer any questions along the way. Contact us for an appointment today.