Well, Spring Break is over, and kids should be back in school, but since that’s not going to happen for the foreseeable, a lot of parents will be trying to keep them to some sort of study schedule at home. In order to do my bit in this regard, I will be re-posting several ideas for engaging kids, history-wise, as well as some then & now comparison posts and parent-relevant posts that aren’t necessarily to do with history, but might be helpful.
And remember, these are trying times for kids & teens, too. If yours don’t want to settle down to language arts, maths, science, geography, or even … sob… history, for as long as, or as diligently as, you think they should, don’t turn it into a war. They can catch up on missed schoolwork when school is up and running again. Their mental health, and yours, are far more important. And so is your relationship with them.
The sound you hear in the background is the next generation of my family collectively saying, “Who is this person, and to which planet has the academic taskmaster of our youth been taken?”
I’ve mellowed with age.