Teaching children at home during a pandemic can add to an already long list of things to do

Published by: Journal Pioneer
Written by: David Wong

I am having a tough time in the last few weeks, being stuck at home with our two children because of the pandemic. Don’t get me wrong, I love them dearly; but it is hard to deal with them all day, doing home-schooling and keeping up with my work.

Our younger son is in Grade 2; his teachers have suggested he needs to see his doctor. He has been very disruptive in class since Grade 1, but I thought the teachers were inexperienced and couldn’t handle his hyperactivity. Now I can see how frustrating it is to teach him. He is bright, but he can’t pay attention and gets distracted by anything around him.

Our 10-year-old daughter is very argumentative, and she knows how to push her brother’s buttons. They are constantly fighting. When I talked to my mom, she reminded me that my brother and I were the same growing up. Both of us were diagnosed with ADHD. Apparently, I took medicine for a short time and lost weight, so my parents stopped it.

School was a huge struggle for me. My older brother was worse and took medicine until he was a teenager. He is now addicted to drugs and alcohol. My parents blamed the medicine for his addiction. Is there anything that I can do to help our children other than medicine? Click here to read the rest of the story

 

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