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Tips for parents on managing home schooling during a time of Covid-19

21 March 2020 12:58 PM
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Parenting
School closures
Nikki Bush
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#Covid19
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Parenting expert Nikki Bush has valuable advice on managing your time as a working parent with new 'teaching' responsibilities.

"It is a challenging and trying time for parents and for teachers, and we can't assume as well that every parent has five or six hours to oversee what their children are actually doing."

Nikki Bush looks at the challenging times ahead for parents with schoolgoing children, after the closure of schools to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Home schooling is a big ask, especially for parents who now have to fit in the time to oversee their kids' work while carrying out their own fulltime jobs, possibly also having switched to working from home themselves.

Now, if you've got a child in a government school you are faced with 360 hours moving forward in the next month to spend with your children. And if you are a private school parent, you're looking at 540 hours.

Nikki Bush, Parenting expert

That's taking into account the fact that you are now with your child and responsible and accountable for what they do in 12 hours of every day moving forward for four to six weeks.

Nikki Bush, Parenting expert

There is that level of panic and fear that how do we teach our children - we're not teachers.

Nikki Bush, Parenting expert

She sketches two scenarios, depending on how your child's school has prepared for this period:

With schools who know that every single child has access to a computer and the internet, some have been very proactive and taken school online... Teachers are available online, on tap...

Nikki Bush, Parenting expert

If they're not going online, they've been preparing packs... and in the last two days parents are collecting packs from schools. In the junior primary foundation phase the teachers have been saying to me, we cannot be teaching new concepts at this stage, so these packs are consolidation packs.

Nikki Bush, Parenting expert

Higher grades are a different story she says, because children are at a different cognitive level and already have the foundations in place.

Bush discusses the questions she's been asked by parents adjusting to a homeschooling scenario, including dividing the day into blocks of time for various activities.

Listen to the informative discussion in the audio below:


21 March 2020 12:58 PM
Tags:
Parenting
School closures
Nikki Bush
Home schooling
#Covid19
working parents

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