The tutorials will be given over video conferencing tool Zoom and offer parents tips on being resilient, as they support their children’s education at home.
Education charity Bounce Forward has launched a series of online lessons for parents to help them home-school their children during the coronavirus lockdown.
With schools closed and social distancing measures in place, parents are having to oversee the schooling of their children, with assistance of schools using remote tools such as Google Classroom and Zoom.
Bounce Forward, which focuses on young people’s wellbeing and resilience, wants to further support parents as they help their children during this challenging time.
The hour-long, online tutorials are hosted by the charity’s Chief Executive Officer Lucy Bailey.
"The coronavirus is throwing routine out the window. We’re all learning to navigate this new world,” said Bailey.
“Having children at home for an indefinite period can add to what seems an impossible challenge. And we all know that teenagers in particular can be a challenge at the best of times.
“But there is a way to strengthen our resolve and even enjoy the trials that life throws at us. Resilience is the secret weapon that can help us overcome challenges, keep perspective, and bounce forward."
The sessions take place from this Friday (April 3) and cover ‘resilient parenting’, ‘how to remain optimistic’, ‘developing mental muscle’ and ‘compassionate communication’.
Others look at ‘mindsets and energy’ and ‘parenting to strengths’.
The six lessons take place on Zoom. The first session is free with the remaining sessions costing £10 in total (£2 a session) as a “special purchase price just available while we are required to stay at home due to coronavirus”, said the charity. People can sign up here.
Bounce Forward trustee Lord David Triesman added: “As a parent myself, I know that this is a particularly difficult time for parents and that many are worried about the impact that school closures and social isolation could have on the wellbeing of not only their children but the whole family. But it’s how we react that matters most.
“As a society, we need to build vital skills and develop the critical factors which make someone resilient and help them thrive during this period.”