Joining the millions of parents in California state, we recently enrolled our son for his elementary school year with distance learning. This being his first year of formal schooling (he is just starting KG), the “Zoom” way of learning for children his age seems unreal yet a necessity.
And many of us parents (whether working or not in the conventional sense) are feeling the stretch and strain – suddenly becoming full-time teachers, tutors, and homework helpers.
So just yesterday, while I was consumed with my increased workload, I paused for a moment and looked at my son, who was trying to complete his homework online. And I was suddenly amazed! At 5, these kids have not only adapted to the pandemic and the new way of life, they are also learning and adapting to technology. Along the way, they are resilient and kind to themselves, always reminding themselves, “I may not get it right away, but eventually, I will get it right.”
I actually heard my son say that and it truly filled my heart with newfound respect and love for these young, innocent souls. All they need from us is patience, kindness, and faith in their abilities.
As they say, kindness begins closer than we think! And today, my son taught me another important life lesson.