Congratulations, you have started to embark on the journey to homeschooling. You just pulled your kids out of public school and are ready to jump right into your new learning schedule at home. It's so brand new, and exciting. Maybe a little anxiety-inducing, there is a lot to learn, there is a lot to understand. But you have to start right away or your child will fall even more behind right?
Here is what I want you to do: STOP! This level of stress and anxiety will prevent learning and prohibit productivity. It can take 4 to 6 weeks for your body and your child’s body to adjust to the new normal and routine. Attempting to learn prior to establishing a sense of calmness may impact your child’s long term ability to handle stress in the future, and capability to retain any information taught at this time, in addition to creating future learning disabilities.
Embrace the new normal first, then we can baby step school back into the picture. What does your new normal look like? You get to decide.