The less you respond to rude, critical, and argumentative people, the more peaceful your life will become.
With the school year coming to an end, it is a good time to look back and reflect. Students nationwide have transitioned from pre-COVID-19 school classrooms to online classes. As the virus is nowhere near being cured, it appears this coming fall will have some form of online schooling as well. How did online schooling work for your student this year?
Check back here next time for a disturbing online schooling problem that has school systems in a state of panic.
Summer Camp in the Middle of COVID-19 Pandemic
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recently released summer camp guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Besides good hygiene and testing for COVID -19 symptoms each day, they offer suggestions to camps for how the camp day should be structured. The CDC says that camps should encourage social distancing through increased spacing, maintain small groups, and limited mixing between groups. They also recommend staggered scheduling, arrival, and drop off. Summer camps are to also adjust activities and procedures to limit sharing of items such as toys, belongings, supplies, and equipment. Do you think camps should be open this summer using these guidelines? Will they be successful in stopping the spread of COVID-19 or do you think it is too risky to send children to summer camp this year?
New CDC Summer Camp Guidelines
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have just released their new guidelines for camp directors pertaining to children attending summer camp during the COVID-19 pandemic. These guidelines are to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The camps are to be responsible for germ prevention. They are to promote healthy hygiene practices such as hand washing and employees are to wear a face mask. Summer camps are to intensify cleaning, disinfection, and ventilation of facilities and buses. Additionally, summer camps are to take temperatures of staff and campers and follow state and local orders.
What will the camp day be like for children during the COVID-19 pandemic? What strategies will they use to keep everyone safe throughout the day? Check back here for the new CDC summer camp guidelines to be followed during the camp day.
Breaking News: In-Person Advanced Placement Testing
Advanced Placement exams for 2020 will still be conducted in-person at local schools on a limited basis, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The option to test at a school will only be made to a restricted number of students. Only those students who do not have adequate access to a computer and internet connectivity at home will be allowed to take an AP exam in a school building. This shocking news is according to a newly released memo from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. They published guidance for Advanced Placement testing for school districts.
Check back here as we will post their plan as to exactly how they will be allowing students and staff into school buildings to conduct these tests, while keeping everyone safe from COVID-19.
Executive Function and COVID-19
There is a special part of our brain that is responsible for executive function skills. These skills include our ability to organize, plan ahead, and especially important in this day and age of COVID-19 . . . our ability to sense danger. The problem is that this all takes place in the prefrontal cortex and this area of the brain does not fully develop until we are well into our 20’s.
Therefore children and teens may not sense COVID-19 danger and choose not to social distance. It is up to us as responsible parents to monitor and keep our kids safe. We need to make sure our teens are following social distancing. It is your responsibility as a parent to make sure they follow the rules even when they are out in public places like a field, playground, or hanging out with their friends.
Coronavirus Social Distancing
Now that schools are closed and a number of employees are working from home amid the coronavirus outbreak, people need to practice the concept of social distancing. It is the only thing that is going to immediately address the situation that we’re experiencing here in the United States. Y3K Tutor In Your Home asks all families to help flatten the curve. This means to spread out the impact of the virus over time instead of allowing it to spike as we’ve seen in Italy, for example, where the number of confirmed cases increased rapidly. A spike could overwhelm our health care system, even here in the United States.
Unfortunately there can be no play dates for your children, because you don’t know what the other child has been exposed to and might be bringing into your house, where it could be passed on. Avoid large public gatherings or venues where many people congregate such as malls. Social distancing is a way to protect yourself from contagious diseases, including the flu, the common cold or coronavirus (COVID-19). It involves maintaining at least a six-foot distance from other people, getting away from anyone who’s coughing or sneezing, avoiding shaking hands and using technology to meet instead of meeting in person when possible. As a nation we can work together and get it done!
Money & Kids #10: Setting Financial Goals
We all have financial goals in life, however, some do not know how to achieve them. Teach your kids about financial goals and financial plans. By making short-term and long-term financial goals, plans can then be created to reach those goals. For example, a new video game system may be on the wish list.
Questions to ask are:
How much will it cost?
How much can we save at a time?
How many months do we have to save for it?
Teach your kids how setting financial goals is a skill they will be using throughout their lives. They will most likely be doing this for the purchase of a car, vacation, holiday presents, home purchase, and retirement.
Money & Kids #9: Credit Building
It is important to teach children about how to maintain good credit.
Money & Kids #8: Compounding Interest
Compounding interest is money that is added to your bank account over time. It can also be money that is added to your credit card bill or loan so you pay a lot more than you originally borrowed. Teach your kids about how saving money today can grow into something much more over time due to compounding. Also teach them how debts can grow into something larger over time due to compounding. Show them the math behind this concept. If you need help teaching them the math of compounding interest, contact Y3K Tutor In Your Home today.
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