Home education diaries: tips from parents in the same situation as you


It was not easy helping your kids with their homework when they were in the classroom. Now, with schools closed but the school work continuing at home, parents are playing a much bigger role — with all the pleasures and frustrations that come with that.

You may be stuck at home, but that does not mean you’re alone in your dilemma. The Star is asking parents to write about their experiences, and anything that might help others in the same boat. Here are some of the stories we have published so far.

1. #Parentingfail? Or just the reality of home-schooling?

2. For this teacher, the worst part about the school shutdown is not being able to see her students

3. When the teachers are in Moscow and the students in Montreal it can make for a dizzying home-school routine

4. When it comes to home-schooling, web links and colour-coded schedules are my friends

5. Supporting special needs students — virtually

6. Grade 12 students say COVID-19 shutdowns have only added to their school worries

7. ‘We do what we can,’ says father of three children at home during the COVID-19 pandemic

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