Going Back to School in a Pandemic: Tip 5

Developed by HRI Program Coordinator, Camila Dos Santos, M.Ed.

The pandemic has uprooted life as we all know it and with that comes a need to be realistic about expectations for your child’s school year. This doesn’t mean that as a parent, you shouldn’t hold high standards for your child’s learning, but it does mean that you may need to reevaluate what successful learning looks like this year for your student. 

Anticipating that there will be bumps along the road will help you overcome challenges as they arise and being flexible with how learning occurs will help minimize stress for the entire family.  While the school year will certainly look and feel different for many of us, if we are flexible with our definition of success, then it can be a positive learning experience for the entire family.