Coronavirus Support for Home schooling - FREE Download
Get a routine set up in no time with this easy to use template and accompanying icons. Use the journal to help your children make sense of the changes.
Do you have a plan for what to do with your children during this time?
Maybe you’re feeling worried about how to keep your children busy, prevent boredom and stop them from behaving like hooligans? Perhaps you are thinking about how you’re going to juggle work and childcare, while not letting your children have too much screen time? Or maybe you’re simply feeling overwhelmed by heightened emotions. No matter what you are feeling, read on to discover how some simple strategies from Growth and Grit can help.
Certainty brings sanity
By creating structure and routine even without the normal school day, it is easier to achieve a calmer home life and it can help you to stay sane! During this time of crisis, my focus will be to support my children with learning, but also to use the opportunity to develop their emotional intelligence and resilience through daily tasks and activities.
Shared here is the template I am using with my children, which you can download for free and easily adapt.
I am also putting together packs to accompany a daily schedule, ensuring you have all the content and details in one place. No faffing around on Google, everything will be delivered right to your inbox.
Keep a Boredom Buster with you to keep them busy, whenever your children might need something fun and interesting!
Growth and Grit has just what you need to make life so much easier! These Boredom Buster packs will keep boredom at bay and make the holidays even better! They are designed to be fun, but also build confidence, self-awareness, mindfulness and give opportunities to strengthen relationships.
I grew up in South Africa and now live in the UK. I have taught children of all ages and over the last two decades I have also taught children with behavioural and emotional needs. I have always been very interested in behaviour and the supporting neuro-science and psychology.
Through my studies and management roles in these areas, I have learnt that by being proactive and equipping children, there is less need for reacting to unwanted behaviours. More importantly, I have learnt that children want to do well, and just like any other skill, children can develop their emotional intelligence if given the support to do so.
Just as my two children are growing, a deep necessity is growing in me, to not just be a good parent, but to make sure that I'm equipping them to the best of my ability. My hope is for them to become adults who will impact positively on their world. I continue to learn every day!
BSC (Hon), PGCE, UCert ASD, CPDPE, Relax Kids Coach and Certified MHFA