Parenting tips: Parents find it difficult to make kids study at home

INDORE: As online classes for pre-primary to primary have been shut for over a month now, parents have become extremely apprehensive about academics of students. Indore Sahodaya School Complex has been receiving a lot of requests from parents to begin online classes for students of at least Class V.

“While parents have been telling us that they’re unable to teach children due to time constraints, we can’t really begin with the classes unless we get instructions from government,” Indore Sahodaya School Complex chairman UK Jha told TOI.

Though Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) affiliated schools are sending educational content via digital platforms, many students are unable to study on their own. Some parents are also finding concepts slightly difficult to make their children understand which again becomes an issue for them.

For homemaker, Sujata, who had studied in a Hindi medium school, course of her Class V daughter is slightly challenging. “We decided to teach our children in CBSE as we hadn’t been able to study. Now that my son is not attending online classes, he doesn’t understand the concepts and it becomes challenging for me to make him understand,” said Sujata.

In nuclear families, where both parents are working, are unable to manage study time of their kids due to workload.

Even when parents try to teach, they find it difficult to make their children sit at one place for studies.

Preeti Singh, who is a schoolteacher, too find it difficult to make her own Class IV daughter sit and study for sometime. “My daughter used to religiously attend online classes. Now she doesn’t listen to me and is not scared of her father too. We are finding it very difficult to make her sit for over an hour to study,” she added.

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