Distance Learning? 5 Back-to-school Tips Every Parent Should Know

Back to school during a pandemic? It’s another first for many parents.

As learning goes on now that the Department of Education stands firm on reopening the classes on October 5, schools, teachers, students, and parents like you will be navigating new modes of learning such as online classes, radio and TV broadcasts, and printed learning modules.

You and your child might be wondering about how to survive and thrive distance learning.

Grab your pen and paper and check out these 5 back-to-school tips that will help you support and protect your children while they continue their education:

  1. Prioritize health

Even when classes will be conducted at home, it’s best to practice safety measures to lessen the risk of contracting the virus. Gently remind your child about social distancing, washing their hands oftenand using sanitizers.

It’s also important to prepare healthy meals that will help boost their immune system, and encourage them to take vitamins, do physical exercise, and get enough sleep.

  1. Set up a conducive learning space

Here’s the truth: not every household is conducive to learning.

As a parent, you can still try your best to make your child’s learning a bit more comfortable by designating a specific study area in your home. It doesn’t have to be a new room; just somewhere quiet, well-lit, and free from clutter and distractions.

  1. Pay attention to your child’s concerns 

Ask your child, “What do feel about the reopening of classes? What do we need to prepare? Do you have concerns? How can I help?”

If you have a job to attend to or they ask for something that’s beyond what you can give, go ahead and explain your situationInitiate the conversation – ask them and listen intently to what they have to say. Reassure them that you got their backs as they cope with education’s new normal. 

  1. Take care of yourself, too

Your child’s education is important, but so is your own mental health and overall well-being.

As you set up a routine for your child’s learning and for the whole family, don’t forget to include time for your own rest and relaxation. Take care of your health and spend quality time with your loved ones, tooRemember, it would be hard to take care of your child’s wellness if you don’t feel well yourself.

  1. Cover your child in prayer

At the end of the day, your child is God’s child too. Pray for your child and with your childPrayer is the greatest weapon you can give them. Ask God to protect, strengthen, and give them wisdom even when the country’s current situation is less than ideal.

Be in faith that despite the changing seasons, God’s love for the both of you remains unchanging. After all, He promised that all things would work together for those who love Himdidn’t He?

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28 ESV)

Are you overwhelmingly concerned about your child as classes reopen this October?

Allow us to comfort you through prayers. Feel free to call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8737-0700 or send in your prayer requests to our Facebook page. 

4 Comments

  • I would like to pray for my mother Ely Alcantara for her total healing from her diabetes, heart enlargement, high blood and gallstones. I want to pray for her fast recovery and to passed her operation on her gallstones and to prolong her life with a strong and healthy body … I also want to pray for my son hero to his G6PD disease, no more G6pd on his body. I also want to pray that he will be able to speak clearly and straight, grow up smart, kind, respectful and God-fearing. I also want to pray for my brothers and sisters mades, emem, brother Dexter, brother junior, bads to pass all trials and be safe from any kind of calamity especially nowadays. I also want to pray that we will have miracle money for my mother’s treatment.

    • Hi Anna, we are with you in praying for the complete healing of your mother from diabetes and heart enlargement as well for a normal blood pressure. We also claim her successful surgery to remove her gallstones. We will also pray for financial blessings and provisions for your mother’s treatment. Praying for her fast recovery and physical strength. We also speak complete healing for you son from G6PD. Praying that he will be able to speak clearly and straight and that he will grow as a God fearing child. Praying also for safety and protection of your entire family. Let us continue to entrust these things to our loving Father because He knows our needs. He is our provider and healer. Psalm 46:1-3 (NIV) God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.” We would love to pray for you again, please call us anytime at 8-737-0-700, Viber: 0949-888-8001 or chat with us at Skype: the700clubasia or send us text message sa SMART – 09985900620, SUN – 09253003000, at GLOBE – 097780356081. Blessings!

  • Marites Sagayadoro

    Pls.pray for my two daugther to have their own laptop for online learning thank you so much and God bless

    • Hi Marites, we will pray that God would bless you financially so that you would be able to buy laptops for your two daughter for their online class. Our loving God knows our needs even before we say it so let us trust Him as our Jehovah Jireh our provider. Philippians 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. God bless you and your family.

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