Children tend to do better in school when parents are involved in their academic lives. After the Covid-19 pandemic struck nearly every country, parents all around the world faced an unprecedented challenge with their children which is “ADAPTING TO ONLINE CLASSES“.
Here are ten ways that could help you overcome this challenge:
1- THE ROUTINE
Children love routine. They become excited and motivated after accomplishing their planned activities for the day. By creating a schedule that is both fun and beneficial for your children, you’ll be able to minimize tension in the household and receive more positive academic outcomes.
Encourage your children by always reminding them that their colleagues are also watching the same sessions. Such statement would trigger the curiosity of the children making them more interested in watching the online class with their friends.
Make sure that all the necessities of the class are prepared before the online session, such as books and pens, and show your children how serious the process is so that they can take it seriously.
Waiting for the class to begin, your children can get excited, so make sure they go to the restroom before the class starts, this helps your child focus throughout the whole session.
Prepare your children to be seated comfortably in front of their screens so that they don’t get irritated during the session. Sound check is also mandatory so that they can clearly hear their professor’s voice
Keep an eye on your child when the teacher starts giving the lecture. You should encourage your child to stay focused and motivate him/her. A thumbs up or a friendly hand gesture from time to time will encourage him/her to stay focused and will make him/her feel responsible.
Children are new to such methods of learning so they might act in a strange manner. Patience is crucial especially in the first week until they adapt to the new situation.
8- SHOW INTEREST
Ask your children about their day. How did it go? What did they learn? Did they enjoy it? Those questions will strengthen the bond between you and your child.
9- REVERSE PSYCHOLOGY
Take the role of the student and let your child be the teacher. While playing that role allow your child to correct your mistakes and ask him/her multiple questions regarding what he/she learned during the day. This act will boost his/her self-confidence by making him/her feel proud of his/her accomplishments.
10- BE CONCERNED FOR YOUR CHILD
Reach out to the instructors once you notice any signs of change in your child’s behavior. A quick response to fix what is troubling your child could solve the issue without damaging their academic lives.