Kids are going stir crazy, and some are stuck home learning, parents are juggling roles, and grandparents want to help. In October, JCC Chicago, JCFS Chicago and the Grandparent-Grandchild Connection presented a panel discussion on creating a plan. Experts in family dynamics and COVID-19 shared their insights. Plus a sampling of parents and grandparents shared real-life challenges.
Grandparents want to help their adult children who are working from home and managing remote learning for their children. “I could help them read,” said one grandparent. “I’d rather have them make lunches or do laundry,” expressed one parent. Another said “It’s all too dangerous with COVID. I don’t want to expose my parents to anything that could make them sick!”
No matter how worried they are about their grandchild’s education, before they can swoop in and help, grandparents and parents need to have honest conversations about need, boundaries, and working together.
Learn how to navigate conversations about what parents really need, and how to keep it all safe during this difficult time.
This is the first of a series of panels that will covered important issues related to school-from-home and how grandparents can assist their families with school-aged children. Future topics will cover technology, learning at different developmental stages, and more.
Watch the Replay Here