Hi- ok am looking for some ideas/opinions on right thing to do…
I am single parent with KS1 child to home school.
I have self employed work I now can’t do-not a job you can do from home and can’t take daughter with me.
I teach 2 days a week plus a flexible 1/2 day- This lockdown I am expected to be ‘live’online for usual teaching hours during latest lockdown. It is very intense attempting to teach a practical subject to teenagers with a wide variety of learning and mental health needs- it takes all my concentration and mental strength to do this. I need this job. No child maint from Dad.
I am allowed to send my child to school on the days that I teach BUT I am so worried she will bring Covid home and I may become too ill to look after her.
There have been serious issues with her Dad this year, since then he has had little 1:1 contact, these issues have been a little better lately…
So, do I risk letting her Dad have her on my teaching days?
Do I risk sending her to school- if I end up in hospital with Covid, she will likely end up with Dad anyway in the short term at least…
Am going slightly out of my mind trying to make the right choice.
Yeah,out of your mind is the only way to go in circumstances like that.It’s impossible to juggle everything at once,even though All single mothers who are bringing honours with litt le or no support should be given a medal.Probably best off making a list of all your points and choosing the options that leave the least scars.Weigh up damages e.g. Real dangers versus ifs,maybes,could be’s.Is her dad basicly sane,how likely is the kid Really gna bring home covid….? Etc.Good luck,it’s very frustrating.
Then doesn’t look like you have much choice if you want to keep working.Personaly I’ve found the stress of having the kids hanging round my neck all day & homeschooling & working ridiculous & being the only adult here with no one to share or talk to.It just ain’t possible.Hence no one does it all..Something’s gna go.And somebody’s likely get hurt in trying..Please bear in mind the makers of the covid laws are not doing all these tasks.They can also afford full time housekeepers,nannies and whatever other luxuries they need to keep on working so not much of what theyr saying is tuned in to the public.Oh yes,and the second house in the country when they’ve had a hard week,I forgot.
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