Photo by Mi-Pham on Unsplash News of a second lockdown and tighter restrictions increased my children’s Covid-19 induced anxiety, requiring parenting creativity in how we eased them into isolation. With trembling lips, our 5-year-old put down his dinner spoon, stared teary eyed at his dad and said: “I don’t understand why there is no more school. There was … Continue reading I’m Helping my Children Celebrate Their Covid-19 Anxieties Away
He was forty, I was nine
Confined, we grew closer; a quarantine chroniclePhoto by Brett Jordan on UnsplashStaring,Yesterdays blend into ‘morrowsUncertain, in the shadowsHe was forty, I was nineWe both filled our teacupsWith chocolates, and wineVacant,Dinner table, and memoriesWish for vibrancy, drowned in caloriesHe was forty, I was nineWe cranked up the musicA jig, to dreams enshrinedVideo games,Controlled, in controlOf the moment, … Continue reading He was forty, I was nine
To reduce homeschooling stress for both parent and child, encourage self-efficacy.
Homeschooling anxiety? Homeschooling, stress, self efficacy. How does it all come together? While the real homeschoolers did their research, charted a pathway, bought learning material, and embarked on a journey, most of us have been catapulted into it by a force so sudden that we've found ourselves in a blur of hurried activities. Our lack … Continue reading To reduce homeschooling stress for both parent and child, encourage self-efficacy.