Most of the teachers and parents I talk with just want school to be school.
If adults don’t set the same expectations, children can get caught in the middle.
She gets overwhelmed every time—but breaking down the assignment into smaller steps could help her manage it.
My son does an average of five or six hours of homework every night. Is this normal?
She says she’s done her work, but her teacher tells me she hasn’t. What should I do?
Transitioning back to in-person school will be a profound shift. How can I help my son prepare?
Are there memory tricks he could be using?
She’s always been a perfectionist—but in the pandemic, this tendency has gotten worse.
Online learning hasn’t been easy for them.
How do I know that he’ll be able to work independently when he gets to college?
Focus on prioritization and process, not the assignment itself.
One of my daughters can’t bear to put her book down. The other only wants to play dress-up.
I’ve told her that Ms. G is struggling with her own issues in the pandemic. But getting her out the door is still a nightmare.
She says she’s “done” when she’s not. And when I try to intervene, it ends in tears.
We don’t want our children spending all day on devices—but we don’t want to deprive them of social outlets in the pandemic, either.
Our son needs structure, but he also needs to unwind. What should we prioritize?
This is what the scramble to teach from home looks like.