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For parents of young children, including them in school activities and keeping them busy so everyone can work requires a little planning and ingenuity. (Photo: PeopleImages/iStock)

Editor’s Note: Part 1 of this series provided suggestions on how to help parents balance teaching and working in this new era of remote learning. This final segment addresses teaching multiple students, particularly younger children. 

For parents of multiple children, teaching them all at once may seem a bit daunting. The needs of a preschooler are very different from a self-sufficient high school student. Elizabeth Hammond homeschooled her six children over the course of 23 years (she’s in her last two years of teaching now) and ran a busy CPA practice, as well. She suggests that parents consider “withdrawing from virtual schooling and just homeschool. They are quite different, but homeschooling gives parents more choices about what to teach and how much time to spend.” This choice also gives the children more flexibility to pursue subjects that interest them.

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