How to Support Your Child for a Very Different School Year #BackToSchool
PBS shares what we can do to make this out of the ordinary school year not be so scary for the children in our lives.
Parents and educators are wrestling with enormous questions about the 2020-2021 school year right now: What will it look like if/when children are physically in school? And what will it mean for family life if/when children are at home for hybrid or remote learning?
Despite the looming questions, there’s a lot we can do to bolster our children’s feelings of confidence and security as they head into a new year. When we take time to talk about and practice the “little things” — the routines and skills that support academic growth — it will make a big difference, whatever school looks like for your family.
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