Over 11.7 million kids will be in a “remote learning only” situation starting this fall, with another 3 million in a “hybrid” model (source: Education Week).
This means 14 million families need to figure out how to balance work from home (if they can), school from home, and the resulting strains this puts on their families.
While there’s certainly some great opportunities, this can lead to family stress, in an already tough year. Many parents are also concerned about the effects of additional screen time on their kids. Several studies show that there can be developmental delays with excessive screen time (source: Journal of American Pediatrics).
Here are Five Ways to Help Your Family Thrive, regardless of these circumstances:
Yes, this environment is less than ideal, but these five little tweaks to your day can help you go from survival to thriving.
We’d love to be of service to your family. There are practical and proven ways to help you thrive. You can find additional help from You From Home here.
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Madigan S. 2019. Association Between Screen Time and Children’s Performance on a Developmental Screening Test. JAMA Pediatrics. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2722666
Bortnick, Amy. “The Many Wonders of Water: 6 Reasons to Drink Up.” ACTIVE.com, Active.com, 10 July 2012, www.active.com/health/articles/the-many-wonders-of-water-6-reasons-to-drink-up.