Emergency School From Home Parents Guide

Ultimate Parents Guide for School From Home

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FEELING OVERWHELMED WITH SCHOOL FROM HOME?

You’re stuck at home with kids and you find yourself with emergency school closing / or another emergency situation and now you need to school from home … while also trying to learn remote learning tools along with everything else.

So, how can parents deal with school at home/ homeschooling mid-year amid school closings or emergency situations for school closures, or personal and family emergencies, and suddenly juggling working and homeschooling and housework (and everything else)?

It’s SO HARD.

We get it so much that we went to work IMMEDIATELY putting together some education resources to help you emergency school at home … for whatever reason or whenever you find yourself in this situation!

We have the ultimate parent guide on emergency homeschooling and schooling at home and keeping your kids healthy, safe, AND BUSY during this time.

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR INFO ON HOW TO TRANSITION TO HOMESCHOOLING AFTER EMERGENCY SCHOOL AT HOME, GO TO THIS HOMESCHOOL HOW TO POST INSTEAD.

Handling Emergency Situations With Kids Bundle

READY TO JUST GET RIGHT TO IT?

WANT ALL THIS EMERGENCY SCHOOL FROM HOME INFO ALL IN ONE PLACE?

We’ve taken all the best information across our emergency posts AND MORE and created one 65-page e-book: The Ultimate Parent’s Guide to Handling Emergencies and School At Home with Kids that you can print and keep during times you don’t have access to the internet or electricity during emergencies of all kinds!

This School From Home During Emergency Situations Parenting Guide is perfect for:

  • Being stuck at home with kids for extended periods during emergency situations and keeping them learning in fun and unique ways
  • Adapting to school from home
  • Dealing with school cancellations, school closings, and emergency homeschooling (even temporary homeschooling)
  • Dealing with widespread health emergencies or weather issues like snow days and natural disasters
  • Emergency preparation for your family
  • Helping kids deal with scary feelings and emotions during emergencies

 

The bundle includes the following parenting guides:

  • Helping Kids Cope with Emergencies, Tragedies and Disasters
  • Talking To Your Kids About Scary Weather and Natural Disasters
  • How To School At Home During Emergencies
  • How To Create 72-Hour Emergency Go Bags for Your Entire Family to get you through leaving your house in a hurry during emergencies or even just periods without electricity
  • Social Distancing: How To Keep Your Kids Safe During Illness and Pandemics
  • Stuck At Home Activities for Kids

PLUS: A BONUS BUNDLE!

HELPING KIDS TALK ABOUT FEELINGS DURING EMERGENCIES AND STRESSFUL SITUATIONS

Includes:

  • Guide with tips
  • Checklist
  • To Do List worksheet
  • Emotions activity worksheet

You’ll get immediate access to a digital download that includes all of the information. We recommend PRINTING the information so that you have it for emergencies (when internet or electricity may be out). 

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A PERSONAL SCHOOL AT HOME MESSAGE

BEFORE WE GET TO THE SCHOOL AT HOME TIPS, I WANT TO SHARE A MESSAGE I RECEIVED FROM A PANICKED MOM DURING EMERGENCY SCHOOLING:

I received a message earlier that really tugged at my heartstrings because boy do I remember being here. I’ve shared her message (with permission if I didn’t use her name) and my answer back because I know some of you must be feeling the same.
 
THE MESSAGE:
 
“Hi. I don’t really know what to say except that I need help. I’m in a fullblown panic attack about how to home school my two kids. What if they fall behind? How am I supposed to do all of this? If you were me where would you start?”
 
MY ANSWER:
 
I totally get where you are coming from. It’s pretty overwhelming to start schooling at home when you’ve planned for it, let alone when you’ve been thrown into it.
 
The first thing that I want you to know is that if you do ANY kind of learning (watching History or cooking channels, coding a video game, taking a nature hike etc etc etc), your kids are not going to fall behind. I know it feels unnatural compared to what you’ve been used to, but you’ll just have to trust me on this.
 
SO, WHAT WOULD I DO IF SUDDENLY THROWN INTO SCHOOLING FROM HOME?
 
  1. Sleep. A lot. All of you. Most of us are sleep deprived anyway. Throw in an emergency situation and whew! Our bodies are in overload. If your kids want to sleep in, let them. They’ll still be able to function in the world later in life. 🙂
  2. Take a break. Don’t spend these first days (or couple of weeks) trying to recreate school at home.
  3. Don’t try to do all the things. Pick one or two things to focus on each day as “learning.” You don’t need to spend hours and hours sitting at a table doing worksheets.
  4. If it’s not working, don’t force it. If doing an assigned worksheet or reading from a text is causing drama at the moment, give it a break and come back to it later.
  5. Ask your kids what they want to learn. (GASP. I KNOW.) And, then learn it with them. (Did I really want to learn Minecraft? That answer is NO. Yet I still listen to hours of Minecraft discussion each week. 🙄) This is a great time to help your child develop a love of learning. One of the best ways to do that is to allow them to learn about what they want.
  6. Stop listening to everyone else. (Yep, even me.) Instead, just step back a little and let your family find their groove. If they want to lie in bed for an hour when they first wake up reading or playing on their phone, let them. Schedules can be relaxed and flexible.
  7. BREATHE. No one expects you to be perfect, but you are the parent and–believe it or not–you are already qualified to lead your child in learning. 🙂

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FOLLOWING THESE TIPS WILL HELP YOU SUCCESSFULLY DEAL WITH EMERGENCY SCHOOL FROM HOME!