SEVEN WAYS TO
TIPS FOR PARENTS ENTERING THEIR
SECOND YEAR OF TEACHING AT HOME
By Kristin Reeser
AST year, we faced unprecedented levels of
uncertainty amid COVID-19. The pandemic
challenged everything we did in America —
Parents faced at minimum the prospect of their children
staring at a computer for hours while distance learning or, when
schools began to open, social-distanced, mask-wearing all day.
Many parents did not like either option. They went searching for
alternatives and a lot turned to home schooling. A U.S.
Census survey showed that home-schooling families
doubled last year.
The first year of home school can be a huge,
doubt-ridden pitfall for unfamiliar parents. What does a
successful school at home even look like? As a veteran to
the practice, I knew this feeling from experience. So last fall I shared
“Teaching at Home: Seven essential habits of a great home-school
parent” (September 2020 WBM).
Fast forward a year, many once new-to-home-school parents are
more confidently geared
up for year two. That said,
there are still challenges
in being both parent and
You may be won-dering
how to raise the
stakes for you and your
child. Here are seven
ways to improve your
home school this year.
letters to the editor
Repel the Invaders!
Oh no, say it isn’t so (“Alien Invaders,”
August 2021 WBM).
I’ve been planting nandinas everywhere
I’ve lived forever. Always loved the colors,
shape, berries and they made a great
Never too old to learn
something new. Back
to the garden shop
to start replac-ing
when he finds
out he needs
to get the shovel
Thank you for
making us aware of the potential damage
these everyday plants may do.
— Suzanne Harper
Recipe for Success
I tried out the Cilantro Lime Potato
Salad (“Plant-Based Picnic,” July 2021
WBM) and enjoyed it. I substituted
parsley for the cilantro, and it was refresh-ing!
We would love to hear from you!
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Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
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Thank you for putting that recipe in
— Kelsi Arcos
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