Pandemic-Friendly Tips to Help Parents Throughout the School Year

December 16, 2021 at 12:25 am Leave a comment

Guest blogger, Jenna Sherman

The last couple years have been unprecedented, and both schools and families have had to make a lot of changes to accommodate the pandemic. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed about everything, here are some tips and resources.

Classroom Conundrums

Schools and parents need to continue working together during the pandemic. Let’s look at the responsibilities on both sides:

  • To allow for social distancing, bus routes will be modified in most areas.
  • Schools are revamping classroom layouts, cleaning policies, schedules and teaching methods.
  • Schools continue to require masks.
  • Consider adding sanitizing wipes to your child’s school supplies for cleaning surfaces.
  • If anyone has sensitivities, consider using non-toxic cleaning supplies.


Out of health concerns, some families are choosing to homeschool, even after schools reopened. However, this gets complicated if you’re a remote worker—even more so if you can’t stay home. Happily, there are ways to work this out:

  • First, verify that you are meeting your state’s requirements for homeschooling.
  • If you aren’t a remote worker, consider talking to your supervisor about a schedule shift.
  • Try to find balance in your work and homeschooling routine with these time-management tips from Zenbusiness.
  • There are many online resources available for your child’s education.
  • Create a workspace for your child that fosters productivity.
  • Make sure you have the right equipment for your child.
  • If you hit a hiccup, consider virtual tutoring.

Finding a Happy Medium?

Thinking outside the box is the key to adapting to the pandemic! These additional points help cover gaps in education, work, family, and sanity this year:

  • Many schools continue to use hybrid teaching models.
  • Some schools are offering learning pods for routine in-person education.
  • Regardless of your learning arrangements, aim to partner with your school.
  • Healthy coping strategies should continue to be part of your family’s lifestyle.

Moms, dads, kids and teachers continue to face many challenges. Think through your options and how to navigate them, and your family will do just fine.

Interested in learning more about your family’s dynamics? Contact me – Ms. Parent Guru to receive information about my inspiring parenting coaching programs that help you through Aging Parents, Mothers and Daughters, Mothers and their Sons, Fathers and Daughters and Fathers and their Sons.

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C. Lynn Williams, #MsParentguru

Parent Coach, Author & Speaker

Entry filed under: Parenting.

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