When you wish you were home alone: How to survive the quarantine with kids

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You didn’t set out to home-school, yet the global pandemic is changing your career plans.

We’re seeing an unprecedented disruption of K-12 schooling. As of April 14, at least 124,000 public and private schools in the U.S. have been closed in response to the growing coronavirus outbreak, according to newspaper Education Weekaffecting at least 55.1 million elementary and high school students.

Parents are now finding out that it is, in fact, possible to work remotely and stay productive while still being present for their kids.

While colleges and universities are offering some classwork online, younger children may be home with a work packet. It’s up to parents to supervise and make sure the spelling drills get done.

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