September 1, 2020
It's hard not to be apprehensive about fall this year with many schools reverting to online learning at home for students. But if it helps, you're not alone. Recent statistics show that 51 percent of working parents said they'll be distracted to a "moderate" or "great" degree on days when their kids learn from home, and 42 percent are worried to the same extent about their job security due to the situation.
For those parents facing a kids-at-home-this-fall school season, here are a few tips to make sure virtual school plus remote work don't equal your loss of sanity.
Most of all, cut yourself—and everyone else—some slack. Yes, there will be bumps in the road, especially at first. Just be open to making adjustments, and don't insist on an unrealistic level of perfection, from your family or yourself. Because if there's anything that this pandemic era has taught us, it's that we are all just doing our best.
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If you plan to attend a conference soon, it will likely be a virtual event. While some may dismiss virtual conferences as just sitting in front of a computer, the fact is they can be more comfortable (sweatpants, anyone?), more rewarding and every bit as enjoyable as an in-person event. If you’re a virtual conference newbie, here are some tips to get the most from your experience:
Even with summer in the rearview mirror, there are lots of opportunities to get out of the house and enjoy activities with family and friends (or others in your “bubble”). Here are 10 suggestions for fall fun that everyone in your crew—regardless of age—can enjoy.
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