How kids, parents can manage at-home learning
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted education and forced both parents and students to adapt to remote learning. While at-home learning is still considered the best and safest method for children during the pandemic, it also creates additional stress for parents.
An internal survey by the Tanoto Foundation, a family-oriented educational philanthropy, found that 56 percent of parents with elementary school-aged children and 34 percent of parents with junior high school-aged children felt stress and bored while accompanying the children learning at home.
Among parents with children in junior high, 28 percent said they found it challenging to explain certain subjects and 24 percent said they did not understand the learning materials.
In response to these issues, family counselor Chyntia Poedjokerto at the Wellness Indonesia Counseling and Education Center shared tips on how parents could manage their stress during at-home learning.
First and foremost, Chyntia suggested parents to establish order and structure by creating a timetable so at-home learning activities were more predictable, manageable and balanced. “School and home have different natures.
School has a more structured and predictable [environment],” she said during a Tanoto Foundation webinar on Thursday. Scheduling and order were crucial, she stressed, since children had no option but to learn at home.
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