5 Tips For Not Losing Your Cool During Distance Learning
How one woman creates calm amid a busier-than-usual family schedule.
By Jay Miranda
When my kid's school closed in the spring and we were presented with distance learning plans, I knew she needed me more than ever. I dove into research, bought books and art supplies, and our homeschool journey began.
Now with the beginning of a new school year, I'm teaching ancient history after breakfast and learning Latin with my second-grader. It's working well, but these are stressful times for everyone — and for moms especially, distance learning (or e-learning) has meant a lot more work on top everything else we do. One thing was clear to me though: However I chose to handle the present challenges would frame how my daughter handled them too.
With that mindset, I've made it a priority to keep my cool throughout our at-home learning experience, and a few things have helped me immensely: staying organized, rethinking how I approach stressful situations, and learning to take care of myself during this busier-than-usual schedule. Looking for your own ways to stay calm and organized throughout this school year? Here are five tips to keep in mind: