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Experienced home-schooled family shares insight on the transition

Broussard family adjusting to the changes
Posted at 7:15 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 23:57:42-04

The idea of home-schooling children during the coronavirus pandemic isn’t new to all parents.

Ruth Moore is in her 11th year home-schooling her four children. It was a bit of a shock that the neighborhood kids would soon have to adapt to their type of learning environment.

“When my youngest found out that everyone is going to be home-schooled he said, 'yay! Does this mean we get a break too,' but I said not at all?”

Although there aren’t too many changes in the Moore’s learning routine, their children are missing out on the same extracurricular activities as other kids.

“Our kids are very actively involved in our church, so all of that has scaled back to nothing,” said Ruth Moore.

Without knowing, there’s a lot of people rooting for parents to succeed in being full-time educators at home.

“You can do this, maybe you know someone who is home-schooling. Just call them up, for a little bit of advice but don’t be overwhelmed. It’s going to be fine,” said Moore.

In the Moore’s experience, the best way for a smooth transition is to create a routine.

“I said we were not going to school in our pajamas just because I wanted them to understand that it’s not just about staying at home and vegging out and eventually doing our school, but you get up, you get dressed and get your day started,” said Moore.