The Drizzle Effect helps show you how to build confidence your child and be successful in school.
I don’t know about you, but after 3+ months of distance learning AND the summer months under our belts, I was sure that schools were going to open in the fall with at least a hybrid model. And yet, here we are: many children in public schools around the country will begin school at home, online.
If you’re feeling at all like many of the parents I’ve heard from lately, you’re likely wondering things like:
If you’re dreading the new year for any reason, I want you to wiggle your shoulders. Relax your jaw. Now, take a deep breath. It’s going to be OKAY. You will be okay.
Children take their lead from us. If we’re worried or anxious, they’re more likely to be worried and anxious. If we’re talking negatively about an experience (such as distance learning), they’re more likely to resist that experience.
On the other hand, if we’re calm and self-assured—even if we’re uncertain and don’t have all the answers—they’re more likely to be calm and open, too. In other words, if we want to build confidence in our kids, it helps for us to feel some confidence too!
Q: How can you make distance learning a positive and enriching experience this school year?
A: With a positive, open attitude—and a plan.
In order to start the year off on a high note, consider the following:
We may not have control over whether our children are being educated in school or at home. But if this semester does end up being completely at home, we definitely do have control over how positive and nurturing the environment is in order to reduce stress and maximize learning.
If this sounds like a good idea, but you’re not sure exactly where to start, I have created Distance Learning: A Mini-Course for Parents—an online program designed to walk you through the process of putting together your at-home learning plan. This 5-day, go-at-your-own-pace, mini-course is available as of August 17th, and is delivered to your inbox each day!
I don’t just want you to survive distance learning. I want both you and your kids to thrive through a shared experience.