Do your kids do their schoolwork on a laptop while sitting on a sofa? Unfortunately most sofas are too soft and do not give proper back support while using a laptop. The best tip Y3K Tutor In Your Home has for you is to simply avoid sitting on a couch while using a laptop. Students often get neck and back pain due to long periods of time on their laptops sitting on sofas. Although stores do sell laptop stands specifically to be used on a sofa, they are still not as good for the body as sitting properly on a chair using a desk or table.
Using a laptop can put strain on a child’s neck and upper back when the screen is too low. A laptop is designed so the screen is close to the keyboard forcing the head to be tilted downward and slouching the back. This position can cause their neck to be flexed forward. This not only puts stress on their neck, but also the upper back muscles and joints as well.
There are some easy methods your child can do at home to decrease the stress on their body from frequently using their laptop. Our goal is to raise the screen height so your child doesn’t strain their neck. This can be achieved two different ways and both are easy to do.
Check back here next time for the simple ways you can help your students be pain-free while learning remotely on a laptop.
Y3K Tutor In Your Home was recently honored with the 2020 Top 5 Math Programs Award by the Boston Parents Paper and published in the 2020 Boston Parents Paper Family Favorites issue. We want to say thank you to the thousands of people in Greater Boston and throughout the Northeast that voted for us.
The voting for Boston’s Family Favorite Math Programs was conducted in a two-round process. The first round occurred March 2020 with open write-in nominations for parent’s favorite Math Programs taking place. As more and more nominations came in, the most written-in Math Programs became automatically selectable and listed making it easier and easier for people to cast their nominations. Write-in nominations continued to be open until the end of the month.
As the nomination period for Math Programs in the first round came to a close at the end of March, shortly after, the second round opened with the top nominee Math Programs being selectable in this final round of voting during April 2020. Write-in nominations were no longer available, and voters selected their favorite Math Programs from among those that were listed that advanced from round one. Y3K Tutor In Your Home is flattered that thousands of voters wrote us in during round one and then continued their support by choosing us in round two.
Knowledge helps you make a living. Wisdom helps you make a life.
A good beginning is half the task.
If you focus on whether you will run out of toilet paper in 30 days or not, you miss out on the joy of having enough for today. Stores may have enough by then. A treatment or cure for coronavirus could be discovered tomorrow. When London, England residents in 1940 woke up on day 58 after 57 straight nights of Nazi blitzkrieg, there was no more bombing. Enjoy each moment you have and don’t waste your energy on fears about the future.
There are times in modern history where nations came together in such a dramatic and unexpected way as to defeat an enemy of unknown strength and veracity. Today we face such an enemy in the coronavirus. We do not know how pervasive it is. We do not know how long it will last. We do not know how lasting the after effects will be. Our society is on edge, perhaps even upside down. Individuals are scared and facing personal crises surrounding their health, loved ones, and even toilet paper.
As we think about our current situation, it is helpful to think of other examples where nations came together to overcome unknown and seemingly insurmountable odds. During World War II there were air raids on Britain, specifically the London Blitz. For 57 consecutive nights Nazi Germany bombed London. Every night was marked with explosions, destruction and frequently death.
Civilians were murdered by an invisible enemy in their own homes during the night. There was a shortage of hospital beds and medicine. There were food and water shortages. Schools were closed. Stores and markets were destroyed. Factories were destroyed. People sheltered at home and underground. Fear gripped a nation in a way that had never before been seen in the world. Think about it . . . 57 nights in a row.
While there is clearly a difference between where we are today and a World War, we are only 15 – 20 days into our fight with an invisible enemy.
In the end, Britain prevailed. We will too.
Our Y3K Tutor In Your Home tutor has been terrific for my 7th grader with executive function and decoding issues. He met a boy frustrated about school, quickly established a great rapport and turned him into a boy with some confidence that he could meet the demands of 7th grade. It is an ongoing process. Our tutor helps each week with organization of materials and assignments and working on homework where a little more explanation is needed. He has been particularly helpful in helping with writing assignments, getting my son to think through the question, his argument and then really thoroughly explaining and supporting his arguments. Before he was struggling to write 3 paragraphs, and now he is checking to make sure he has articulated every thought clearly. Our tutor’s support each week reinforces the lessons and keeps my son on track and organized. His grades have come up, but most importantly he is confident in himself as a student and is engaging more with teachers during the day.
Bigelow Middle School Parent
Imagination can be just as important and sometimes even more important than knowledge.
Never give up until you reach the finish line.