Most of our grandchildren are returning to remote learning. Here are 10 ways to alleviate some of the stress that accompanies this new way of living and going to school. Not all of these will work in all situations. Pick what works best for you and your family!
- First, ask your kids (your grandchildren’s parents) how you can help. Be mindful of overstepping boundaries.
- If your grandchildren live near you, have the grandkids come to your house once a week (or more) for remote learning. This will give parents a break, and give the kids a change of scenery.
- When you are with your grandkids, make sure they are on time to class, and online in class. Always check the internet connection before class starts.
- Help the grandkids prepare a box with everything he/she may need that can be transferred from house to house, so that the kids are organized no matter where they are.
- Teach an enrichment class such as art, yoga, cooking or whatever skill you specialize in.
- Organize a remote play date each week letting the grandkids pick what they want to do.
- Regularly take grandkids to the park or outside after the remote class is over.
- Offer to supervise homework after the remote or in-person sessions are finished for the day.
- Read with grandchildren for assigned reading from school or for fun.
- Provide support for parents when they feel Overwhelmed. Offer to bring lunch or dinner.
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