I have been homeschooling my children for a week now and the admiration for what teachers do every day has risen to the top.
However, I realized already at the end of last week that the ball is in my court now and it will stay there for a while. I don't believe, in fact, that the world will be safe enough to send our children back to school for some time.
I then decided to take the situation in my own hands, my first decision was that I'm not going to compromise the relationship with my children to make sure they do all their homework. I choose to care more for my children to be happy than for them to be up to speed with the school program.
The second consideration was that they do need something to do all day every day, and I really don't want to turn the tablet/smartphone/computer into a virtual nanny: what am I going to do?
I realized then that some homework from school could be a lifesaver.
I'm still finding my way in this new situation, however, I do look for inspiration on how to make this unique experience a positive one for me and the one around me. This ted talk, that I watched countless time, is one of my and everybody's favorite.
The best part, in my humble opinion, is the one about the little girl drawing a picture of God. I would love for my girls to have that attitude towards life.
Hopefully, this powerful message will impact you as well and make this particular time more fruitful for you.
P.S. You don't need to have children to enjoy this talk (you have an inner child, remember? ;-)