One Great Thing: As parents grappling with life in the era of coronavirus ourselves, we know how hard it feels to get through these days—let alone what the next weeks and months will bring. Every day, we’ll share a few great things that are helping us cope with kids at home, work to do, and plenty to worry about. We hope they help you, too.
Parenting Cue Cards: Do you ever struggle with what to do in tough parenting situations? We worked with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence to bring you the answers you need.
Empowering Students to Stay Organized using Google Classroom “Google Classroom helps to answer the question, ‘Do you have any homework or projects to work on tonight?’ When I get the proverbial, ‘No, I finished it in school today,’ I follow it up with, ‘Great, why don’t you show me your to-do list’ or ‘Hmm, I got an email update saying you are missing a project that was due Thursday.’ Google Classroom has allowed me to trust my children, but confirm what they say.” —Spectrum Life Magazine author Blackwelder -
Can You Tell Me How to Entertain Kids During the Coronavirus? You’ve got enough to do, what with staying sane and washing your hands. You may also be trying to work from home or figure out how to make ends meet if you are not working. Piling on the worry that it is up to you to make sure your kids don’t get bored or fall behind now that they’re not in school or at their other activities is a true burden. So, flip it. Instead of worrying about what the kids are missing, think about what they now have time to learn.