“This is beyond difficult.” That’s the line we cannot stop going back to when the topic is about learning at home. The mom-teacher who says it is Emily Cherkin, who used to teach middle school and now homeschools her kids.
Emily says, “As an actual teacher, I am here to tell you that teaching your OWN children is a vastly different experience than teaching other people’s children.” (Read here about her practical tips on surviving remote learning.)
Celebrity mom Gladys Reyes will likely agree. Early in August 2020, she spoke for every mom wherever school started. “Gusto ko maiyak,” Gladys, who has four kids, captioned one of her sons’ photo on the laptop. “Hirap pala ng online class for younger kids, need to assist them, e pano Kung di rin [techie] and parents?”
The latest celebrity to “cry” over in-home learning is Krista Ranillo, who is based in the United States.
Krista, who has five kids under the age of 10, showed her three kids with laptops on their laps. She is carrying the youngest, and her fourth child is holding a whiteboard that says, “Mommy is my teacher!”
Krista writes, “The kids started last Wednesday, but I needed a few days to recover. I felt like a supervisor of a call center agency [laugh emoji] Kids on [computer] and [headphones], screaming every few minutes:
“Mom!?? I pressed something.”
“Mom, I can’t see my teacher.”
“Mom, I can’t hear.”
“Mom, I clicked leave.”
“‘Mom, I accidentally turned it off.”
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She ended her post with, “I know we are all doing our best given the situation, so be kind to yourself mama...My heart goes out to all the working moms, single moms, and teachers. Sending extra hugs, extra love, and extra strong coffee.”