Parents as Educators

Schooling at home

With The COVID-19 pandemic forcing us to shut down almost every entity, and then shut ourselves in, it’s reiterated the importance of family.

Overnight, the family became the thing of central importance. The jewel in the crown. It was always supposed to be, but I think many of us forgot that along the way. They say youth is wasted on the young. I say family is wasted on parents!

Schools closed their doors and every home became a school. Consequently, parents the world over tried/are trying to maintain some semblance of progress and learning for their children. This has been no easy task.

Well done and keep going!

The big questions are:

  1. How can we maintain an active role in the education of our children amidst the busy pace of life, outside of the context of a pandemic?
  2. What changes do we need to make in our lives to better be involved in our kids’ schooling?

The family should continue to take stage and center in our lives and communities.