Our school is sending home a ton of work. I haven’t gone through it all yet but we got an email saying it was going to be four hours a day.
My 11 yo has severe anxiety and ADHD and even normal homework can be a battle. I don’t want to be stuck in the house during this extremely stressful time fighting about school work. I want to prioritize her mental and physical health.
She has been doing much better this past year with medication and therapy. Some of the therapy may continue but her in school OT is canceled. I’m worried that she is going to lose some of her gains.
I also have to work from home myself and I don’t think I can get my own work done if I’m supervising 4 hrs of homework a day much less have any time for relaxing, getting outside, having fun and taking care of each other.
I’m feeling a ton of pressure from the school and the other parents to do this - even though I know it’s not the best choice for her. We were supposed to have a parent teacher conference on Friday - which is now canceled (so the teachers can focus on sending work home and setting up online learning). So we don’t have any partnership with her teacher about how to make this work.
I think we could potentially try to do some work on a very reduced schedule. But at this point, my own stress and anxiety spike when I even think about it.
Is anyone else struggling with this? It’s 2am - I couldn’t sleep last night either. I just really really don’t want to do this right now.