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Parents: Are you exhausted/stressed now thst the kids are not going back to school?

 
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I know we are! Never realized just how exhausting this all was? Kids used to spend alot of their energy at school. Now zero breaks for us parents!!
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When most oarents had their kids it was assumed that once kids reached the schhol age, that kids would spend their days in school... now its all changed!
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Why did you have kids if you want them out of the house ASAP? I enjoyed mine and homeschooled them. They are adults now and I miss that time with them.
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Re: Parents: Are you exhausted/stressed now thst the kids are not going back to school?
I bet child abuse is going through the roof right now
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Kids that should of got a whoopin' a long time ago and never did...it's about time.
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Re: Parents: Are you exhausted/stressed now thst the kids are not going back to school?
I know we are! Never realized just how exhausting this all was? Kids used to spend alot of their energy at school. Now zero breaks for us parents!!
 Quoting: Oxi moran


Oh I bet it is. Mine are all grown up so dont have that issue thank god. This wont be ending anytime soon so my advice would be smoke alot of weed.
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Re: Parents: Are you exhausted/stressed now thst the kids are not going back to school?
If most people actually had to raise their own children, the population would decrease significantly. Oh, wait....
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Re: Parents: Are you exhausted/stressed now thst the kids are not going back to school?
No, more worried. The wife and I are (thankfully) both working from home, so don't have time to monitor my 13yo son. He hated school, so this is like summer for him. We can't force him to go outside and play, or keep up his studies while we work.
 Quoting: Writemeaticket Red


Yes you can. You are the parents. Get creative. Find ways to motivate him.
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Re: Parents: Are you exhausted/stressed now thst the kids are not going back to school?
"Exhausted and stressed" because people have to "act" like a family. Wow.
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Many kids are born to be accessories. Or people treat them like a puppy and when they get older lose all interest in them.
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Re: Parents: Are you exhausted/stressed now thst the kids are not going back to school?
Just in case.......
Try to prep in case YOU get sick and still need to care for the children. Make some meals ahead and freeze it, have a big jug of water near your bed or resting area, tissues, wash bowl and needed meds. You could wake up unable to move, sick with fever and so on. Teach them when to call 911.
Teach the kids how to heat and get their own meals if needed, do a load of wash, load the dishwasher and care for you and each other, feed the pet, if you get sick.
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Yup. Teaching life lessons are very important.
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Re: Parents: Are you exhausted/stressed now thst the kids are not going back to school?
The upside of tnis virus.

Parents get to be parents again.

You get to see what schools are actually teaching your children(Bet some things are being excluded now).

No bullying on the bus or in school.

No school shootings.

Hopefully taxes will go down because education can now be done at home and you need less teachers, support staff, security guards, maintenance folks,equipment, buildings. How much does a laptop costs compared to all this stuff? One teacher can litteraly teach thousands. Not every child needs help with a lesson if taught properly.

Working parents have a greater respect for stay at home parents because its really hard at times. Its sometimes much easier to send your child off to school than to deal with them.

No sharing illnesses in class.


The downside

No sports

No playdates or socialization other than siblings.

No art , music or free lunch
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77736426


No teen pregnancies or indoctrinations into the lgbtq crap.
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Re: Parents: Are you exhausted/stressed now thst the kids are not going back to school?
We love the kids home. Yet it’s easier for us cause I’ve always been home with them since youngest was born. Husband spent majority of their younger years overnights so he could see them while they were awake. Even when they were in school, I was always doing some type of volunteer work or them needing something from home. Carpooling them and their friends etc. Enjoying the break from carpooling teens around.

Ideas for parents with littles
Plastic Kiddie pool filled with plastic ballpit balls.
Indoor make your own forts
Holiday coloring pages
Starfall.com, it’s free PreK-2nd
Have mandatory quiet time twice a day. 2 hours before bedtime and 2 hours in the afternoon
Play dough
Backyard red light green light
Play kitchen restaurant
Disney soundtrack songs
Run through the sprinklers
Dressup

Tweens/Teens
Cooking
Baking
Read Book classics
Read financial books
Read books and watch the movie made from those books and compare
Practice writing checks and budgeting skills
Host movie nights
Create a song list and share it
Household chores
Gardening
Car Maintenance
Menu plan
Drawing/Painting
Sewing
Animal care
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Re: Parents: Are you exhausted/stressed now thst the kids are not going back to school?
Some people are sadistic trolls, roaming the web looking for anyone under stress to kick when down. This is a hard time for parents, shame on you for insulting and kicking the downtrodden.
How dare you........ insult these exhausted stressed out parents by saying it is so easy for me, there must be something wrong with you. Not all situations are the same. Some people are content being a full time cook and maid, a slave to constant demanding children. It is harder for some others to make that adjustment.

I am so sorry you have to put up with these asses. It should be a time to support each other, not tear each other down, they are already stressed and need a little encouragement and support, compassion.

It is a very hard job.
Hugs from a great grandma
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78702200


Listen. It is time to wake up. It is no time for coddling. And there are tons of options for kids at home now. The net is full of homeschooling options. Workbooks can be found on amazon. This is a great time to be a family again when so many have been going their separate ways to far too long. Kids are in constant danger of brainwashing in these schools. Thank goodness they are at home for a while.
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Re: Parents: Are you exhausted/stressed now thst the kids are not going back to school?
I wonder if the forced vaccinations of kids will stop if they aren't attending school anymore. Bet you the autism rate goes down.
The teachers unions must be having a canary. One teachers videotaped lesson can teach thousands. Only need a few to answer questions. Not every child asks questions. No need for teachers aides. Parents are the new teachers aides. Parenting will become valuable again.
I think we've entered a whole new way of life. Its a good thing.
Who would want to send their kids back to school if there could be a second wave of this stuff in the fall?
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And parents start figuring out they don’t need both incomes or one can work at home part time. Needs vs wants start being acknowledged.
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Re: Parents: Are you exhausted/stressed now thst the kids are not going back to school?
If these parents are saying they are such a good parents their kids never whine, never fight, never have temper tantrums, never cry, demand attention and get fussy they are lying.
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Of course they do but you learn to deal with it effectively.
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Re: Parents: Are you exhausted/stressed now thst the kids are not going back to school?
I know we are! Never realized just how exhausting this all was? Kids used to spend alot of their energy at school. Now zero breaks for us parents!!
 Quoting: Oxi moran


I homeschool... No difference here. I knew what I was signing up for when I went forth to procreate so I don't complain.
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Re: Parents: Are you exhausted/stressed now thst the kids are not going back to school?
Funny story, an administrator from a school said that their will be influx of pregnancies between girls of 13-18 years old because even with the quarantine the girls are coming into heat and finding crazy ways to sneak out and mating with males that they are looking for or find while in heat.
Presuming when they return.
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Re: Parents: Are you exhausted/stressed now thst the kids are not going back to school?
Been off on disability for over a year.
Kinda the same for me and the two kids.
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Kids are on disability too?
 Quoting: Oxi moran


In my experience, if the parent is on disability, the under 18 year old children would get something based on your record each for support. So you get your disability and then an extra $$ each child. It can add up if you have lots of kids.

For example, the average SSDI check is around $1200 a month, not all get that but that's what they say is the average. So 1200 plus 2 kids at 400 each will give you a net disability check of 2000 a month income plus medicare for you and medicaid for the kids. I don't know if SSI pays for your kids if you are disabled. But SSDI does give them something if they are under 18 or 18 and still in high school. They graduate, check ends.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78009776


That only applies if the parent, who has been paying social security dies.
 Quoting: Oxi moran


It also applies to SSDI. If the parent goes on SSDI, the state will pay for the child monthly. I had a spouse that was not terminal go on disability and his youngest child was around 17 years old. His other 2 were older than 18 and got nothing. They paid her Mom $500 a month until she graduated from high school. They even gave her back pay.
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Re: Parents: Are you exhausted/stressed now thst the kids are not going back to school?
A Message from Rick Steves
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Are your kids stuck at home, climbing the walls, wishing for something fun and enriching to watch? Or are you a teacher (or a parent suddenly homeschooling), looking for creative ways to facilitate online learning?

Take those kids to Europe! "Classroom Europe" offers 400 quick, free, and easy-to-search teachable moments on video.

To be right there with Rick with all that yelping and disappearing red meat at Cheverny, check this clip out. If you’ve used this program in your teaching, I’d love to hear how it worked for you.

Visit classroom.ricksteves.com to learn more.
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I saw that today. It is awesome. Just sit down and take a break and watch. He teaches so much but you don’t feel like you are in school. And then when the kids are older they will know how to travel.
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Re: Parents: Are you exhausted/stressed now thst the kids are not going back to school?
I know we are! Never realized just how exhausting this all was? Kids used to spend alot of their energy at school. Now zero breaks for us parents!!
 Quoting: Oxi moran


No. I love my little ones...now where's my drink?????
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That for when they are in bed lol
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Re: Parents: Are you exhausted/stressed now thst the kids are not going back to school?
Yes we are both exhausted , small house 2 children and only able to go on short walks. They are driving us nuts!!!

I can see there being a lot of folks doing themselves in tbh as horrible as that sounds, people have had enough with it all. Jobs lost no money saved up for shit like this most all living pay cheque to pay cheque. Some places not helping and demanding bills rather than letting them off for 3 months in a hope this will pass.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78604580


Make a schedule for each day. And get the kids to bed at a decent hour so you have time for yourself. It is a lifesaver. Soon everyone will calm down.
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Re: Parents: Are you exhausted/stressed now thst the kids are not going back to school?
I’m at home with my 3 kids now and I am having a blast!!! They range from 15 to 7 . Which I was able to spend everyday like these. We are doing school work after breakfast and then family walks ,hikes , games ! Absolutely awesome
 Quoting: Sensation1352


Good for you! Really hope you continue feeling that 6 months and a year from now..
 Quoting: Oxi moran


I’m at home with my 3 kids now and I am having a blast!!! They range from 15 to 7 . Which I was able to spend everyday like these. We are doing school work after breakfast and then family walks ,hikes , games ! Absolutely awesome
 Quoting: Sensation1352


Good for you! Really hope you continue feeling that 6 months and a year from now..
 Quoting: Oxi moran


Thanks, I’m sure I will . Good luck to you
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Re: Parents: Are you exhausted/stressed now thst the kids are not going back to school?
We love the kids home. Yet it’s easier for us cause I’ve always been home with them since youngest was born. Husband spent majority of their younger years overnights so he could see them while they were awake. Even when they were in school, I was always doing some type of volunteer work or them needing something from home. Carpooling them and their friends etc. Enjoying the break from carpooling teens around.

Ideas for parents with littles
Plastic Kiddie pool filled with plastic ballpit balls.
Indoor make your own forts
Holiday coloring pages
Starfall.com, it’s free PreK-2nd
Have mandatory quiet time twice a day. 2 hours before bedtime and 2 hours in the afternoon
Play dough
Backyard red light green light
Play kitchen restaurant
Disney soundtrack songs
Run through the sprinklers
Dressup

Tweens/Teens
Cooking
Baking
Read Book classics
Read financial books
Read books and watch the movie made from those books and compare
Practice writing checks and budgeting skills
Host movie nights
Create a song list and share it
Household chores
Gardening
Car Maintenance
Menu plan
Drawing/Painting
Sewing
Animal care
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 15278934


Good ideas. And yes the quiet time is important for everyone.
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Re: Parents: Are you exhausted/stressed now thst the kids are not going back to school?
Why don't you come out and really say it? You regret having children.
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That’s why most mothers go to work outside the home...they get more freedom at work.

You can argue all you want, most mothers became mothers to ‘check the box’...
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Re: Parents: Are you exhausted/stressed now thst the kids are not going back to school?
Wow! It may be now that snow flakes are raising snow flakes. Where are the real men for these kids? Is the family really so gone that they need the government to be the babysitters to the age of eighteen.
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Re: Parents: Are you exhausted/stressed now thst the kids are not going back to school?
I don't understand threads like this. You realize we're not even close to the real SHTF?

If you're exhausted/stressed now I can't imagine how you're going to be feeling in the next 4-5 weeks. How about 6 more months? A year from now? Will you require more live music shows, MEMES and social media posts to help you through?

If you don't have a game plan (and schedule) written up for you and your children, you need to do that TODAY!

Suck it up butter cup. We're just getting started!
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Re: Parents: Are you exhausted/stressed now thst the kids are not going back to school?
Wow! It may be now that snow flakes are raising snow flakes. Where are the real men for these kids? Is the family really so gone that they need the government to be the babysitters to the age of eighteen.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78654013


Most men today cannot support the family on one paycheck. Part of the problem is the family lives way beyond their means and the wife decides or is pressured to keep working after kids come along.

A mother should be home with the kids. Get rid of the big mortgage and the second car and all the pretense....most people live a financial lie and their kids ultimately pay the price.
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Re: Parents: Are you exhausted/stressed now thst the kids are not going back to school?
I know we are! Never realized just how exhausting this all was? Kids used to spend alot of their energy at school. Now zero breaks for us parents!!
 Quoting: Oxi moran


Quit bitching. Why the fuck did you have kids then? Low life piece of shit, try being a parent.
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Re: Parents: Are you exhausted/stressed now thst the kids are not going back to school?
I stayed home with them all my life and loved every minute of it. 5 boys!
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Re: Parents: Are you exhausted/stressed now thst the kids are not going back to school?
You better start teaching them some reality.

Because this psyop ain't for shit and giggles like 9/11 where we just carpet bomb a few countries.
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THIS ...... Teach him some useful skills and how to be self sufficient. Time for people, including snowflake parents to grow up and face the realities going on in the world today.
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Wow! It may be now that snow flakes are raising snow flakes. Where are the real men for these kids? Is the family really so gone that they need the government to be the babysitters to the age of eighteen.
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GROW UP snowflakes
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Re: Parents: Are you exhausted/stressed now thst the kids are not going back to school?
I don't understand threads like this. You realize we're not even close to the real SHTF?

If you're exhausted/stressed now I can't imagine how you're going to be feeling in the next 4-5 weeks. How about 6 more months? A year from now? Will you require more live music shows, MEMES and social media posts to help you through?

If you don't have a game plan (and schedule) written up for you and your children, you need to do that TODAY!

Suck it up butter cup. We're just getting started!
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100% this.

I read this whole thread...lots of good advice, but lots of shallow thoughts as well. You're going to have to dig deep within over the next couple years...no better time to start digging than now.
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Re: Parents: Are you exhausted/stressed now thst the kids are not going back to school?
We are fucked, all things must come to pass, love your family and repent. That is pretty much it.
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