Parents all over the country are being asked to do more as kids get back to school remotely either full-time or part-time. These tips can help you navigate through the added responsibilities so that your child can have a successful semester this fall and beyond. Identify your role in your child's distance learning. One lesson from school shut-downs this spring is to "let the teacher be the instructor, but the parent can be the observer and the facilitator."
Clarity about your role can help relieve some of the pressure you may be feeling. Understand your child's learning style. Ask questions about your child's classes to figure out "what kind of support they need to be successful." Once you've got it figured out, communicate your insights to your child's teachers and counselors.
Ask for more help from your child's teachers. Regular zoom meetings with teachers and other school officials can go a long way to helping you feel less alone in your efforts. If you feel it's necessary, ask for more personalization, feedback and accountability for your child's studies.