5 Tips for Adjusting to Post-Pandemic Learning

Saturday, March 4, 2023
5 Tips for Adjusting to Post-Pandemic Learning

What are some tips for post-pandemic learning?

  1. Get organized and develop a routine.
  2. Be open to talking about the situation.
  3. Be one with the school.
  4. Protect your child’s mental health.
  5. Know when to ask for help.

Post-pandemic learning poses a big change in the life of your child. From having to adjust to purely online and then hybrid classes, now many students are finding their way back into classrooms full-time. It might be tough for these students to get used to this, and you want to be a supportive figure at this point in their lives. Therefore, here are some tips for adjusting to post-pandemic learning.

Get organized and develop a routine.

One of the biggest changes you and your child will have to deal with is the return to scheduled and routine tasks. This should not be done immediately. Find a way to slowly ease them into a regular routine. 

From learning to wake up early again, to traveling to and from school, to sitting still in a classroom all day, your child is going to have to reacquaint themself with spending more time outside of the house. There are a number of key differences between the home and the learning environment. Don’t underestimate the adjustment your child will be going through. Help them instead by adopting some routines in the house, to get them used to having a schedule again.

Be open to talking about the situation.

The pandemic was a big change that largely disrupted not only your own life, but your child’s as well. Ask yourself if you’ve taken the time to speak to them about this. In times of change, children need an adult they can turn to and air their concerns with. If you haven’t spoken to your child about how the pandemic has affected them, this is a good chance to start. And even if you have, a return to normality is another big change that you and your child should discuss. 

Set aside time to gather around the living room or the dining table, and start the discussion—you’ll be surprised at the insights you gain from talking to your child about their experiences, and how you can help them.

Be one with the school.

Whether your child is starting in a new school or going back to their old one, it’s helpful to take into account the school’s policies regarding post-pandemic learning. As a parent, you’ll need to know what to expect so that you can coach your child to prepare them for it as well. 

Be aware of what is different now compared to the pre-pandemic setting, take note of what resources are available to your child (from orientations on mask-wearing and social distancing to avenues for support should they need it), and let your child understand that if they are having trouble adjusting, they have support systems both at home and in the school who can help.

Protect your child’s mental health.

The pandemic has had a significant impact on the mental health of everyone, including adults. However, children are particularly vulnerable to experiencing low emotional and psychological well-being. Your child may not readily share their struggles, so it’s crucial to be vigilant. 

Look out for signs such as negative moods, disinterest in previously enjoyed activities, and lack of meaningful relationships. These behaviors provide an opportunity to approach your child without judgment and offer support. If these efforts prove insufficient, it could indicate a cry for help. Above all, be there for your child, and let them know that home and friends are safe havens where they can be themselves without fear.

Know when to ask for help.

Helping your child navigate this significant change can be daunting, especially if you’re struggling to cope with it yourself. However, it’s essential to remember that many others are in the same boat as you. 

Consider speaking with your child’s educator, a friend, or another parent facing similar challenges. They can likely empathize with your experience since the post-pandemic transition period is affecting everyone. By finding confidants and making new friends, you’ll not only benefit yourself but also contribute to your child’s happiness. They’ll be much happier if you can remain calm and level-headed throughout the process.

Key Takeaway

In this article, we’ve discussed some tips for adjusting to post-pandemic learning that you can adopt in helping your child adjust to their new environment. Remember that you are not alone in this challenge, and one of your biggest supporters is the school that your child is attending. As you are one with your child’s educators in preparing them for the world, you are also working with the school in keeping them safe, sound, and secure.

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