When you say we have been given a role as a teacher, actually we haven’t. We haven’t chosen to home-school our children. This is an emergency situation and we just need to keep our children happy, healthy and engaged.
Every child is different and so will react to this situation differently. There are some who are super keen and eager and will sit and do all of the work and then there will be others who won’t even pick up a pencil.
This is not a time for having a family feud and that is the last thing your school would want. We aren’t home-schooling our children, we are supporting them through a time which is actually really unsettling for them as well.
There’s an increased sense of anxiety amongst children and so our role as parents is to do what we can, when we can, without putting too much pressure on yourself or your children.
We must also understand it’s very hard for the children as well, so it’s all a bit of give and take. For most children, school is about seeing friends and playing and this has been taken from them, so they too are adjusting. If it takes a little bit of bribery or learning on technology, then so be it. Just whatever it takes to get us through this.