Parents give tips for remote learning

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Two mothers from other school districts said making the switch to full remote was scary, but after getting through the first few weeks, they said it’s been smooth sailing. They said they are urging parents to not give up. 

Working mother Christy Thomas said Maize switched to online learning, she worried about her 5-year-old son’s education.

“I sat on the stairs, and I cried. I was heartbroken,” said Christy Thomas. 

After nearly three weeks, Thomas said constant communication with the school has eased some of that stress. 

“Relying on our teachers and asking questions is the most important thing we can do as parents because they want this to be successful too,” said Thomas. 

Mother Amanda Smith’s children started the year learning remotely. She said making schedules, finding a designated workspace, and taking breaks have helped balance the workload. 

“Be patient with yourself, the teachers, the children, it’s fine, it’ll be fine, somehow we’re going to make it through this,” said Amanda Smith. 

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Wichita Public Schools said to be patient as it could take a couple days for the students to be comfortable with the technology, but should soon be successful. 

Both mothers said patience with your kids and patience with yourself is key. 

“Attitude is everything right now and we have to continue to be positive and continue to do what’s best for our kids because they’re the ones that will be hurt if we’re not,” said Thomas.

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