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Working and home schooling

Working and home schooling

by Blueberry 14 -
Number of replies: 1

I am having difficulties with trying to work from home full time and support my child in homeschool. My child needs extra support in general and I don't want them to fall behind as they were not doing very well in school before, either. They are very smart, but can't focus and requires alot of attention. We are working with doctors on a diagnosis, but in the meantime I need to do my work from home to get paid, and keep educating my child. I am doing 2 full time jobs at the same time. I am grateful for the income, but not handling the stress as well as I'd like, and want to support my child as much as possible. I also struggle with general anxiety and bipolar disorder.

In reply to Blueberry 14

Re: Working and home schooling

by COVID19 Moderator -

Hi Blueberry 14, thank you for expressing your concern here today. It must be difficult trying to handle two full-time jobs while also trying to homeschool your child. You clearly care a lot about your child’s education and want what’s best for them. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed heavy new pressures on parents to teach, entertain, reassure and guide their children more than they ever had to before. The important thing is that you are trying your best. Judy Arnall (President of the Alberta Homeschool Association) said: “Kids are born learners. So don’t worry, don’t panic about keeping up their curriculum and education.” Feel free to check out tips on how to help yourself and your child during this time:

It is also important that you take care of yourself during this time as well. It can be helpful to reach out to loved ones for support, and/or your family doctor or other health professionals for additional support if required. Hope this helps!