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Do you think we will see a rise in home educating and home working after the pandemic has ended?

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Lalalalalalalalaland · 19/03/2020 19:34

General musings really.

My 3 finished school last Friday as DS has respiratory issues and both GPs who rely on us for help have COPD.

So we have been home educating this week, so far me and the children are enjoying it and they have got a surprising amount done.

Now I don't want to do it forever however do you think we will see a rise in people wanting to keep this way of life after the coronavirus pandemic ends?

Lots of people are now working from home who would never have thought to ask for home working as it wasn't the done thing and are perhaps realising the vast majority can be done remotely.

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MoltonSilver · 19/03/2020 23:41

Our schools (Ireland) closed a week ago, college closed two weeks ago. Dhs company have been working from for 2 weeks. We've been 'social distancing' for a week. When this is over we're going to spend as much time as possible out of the house. We miss other people. There'll be no working from home or home schooling for us


Lalalalalalalalaland · 20/03/2020 09:10

Perhaps you are right and we will be desperate for human contact when it is all over

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Crackerofdoom · 20/03/2020 09:21

Homeschooling doesn't mean no human contact.

Homeschooled kids are often involved in a lot more social activities because academic work takes a lot less time when children are not doing it in school and so they have a lot more free time.

My hope is not that HS becomes the norm for everyone but that people stop judging HS so harshly.

I come from a family of teachers and have great respect for the profession. DS is gifted but also has emotional delays so school is a nightmare combination of academic boredom and social disasters. We are moving to HS because he will be able to move at his pace academically and he to control his own social life (he has plenty of friends of mixed ages, but he prefers to socialise in smaller groups or 1-1)

School is definitely the most efficient way to educate a nation's children, but not necessarily an individual child.

Our other DC will continue at school because it works for her.

I also hope that WFH will become the norm now employers have shown that they can do it when they have to.


ineedaholidaynow · 20/03/2020 09:47

I think there will be more virtual meetings. DH spends many hours travelling between offices for internal meetings. These are now being done virtually and working really well, so assume that they may continue like that. Especially as that means they can do more productive work in the hours he used to waste travelling (never mind the environmental benefits)

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