Anyone else have children?

SWDTP Student Forum Social Distancing Cohort Support Anyone else have children?

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    Georgina Lewis

    Hey all, just looking for some other parents to rock in a corner with/obviously love having our children at home all the time whilst we try working 😀

    I have a three year old and seven month old.

    Send help. Or gin.

    How are other parents managing – especially with young children?

    Pamela Buchan

    Mine are 9 and 11. We’ve reluctantly sent them in today for their final school day so they can see their friends. I don’t mind them being home. It will free up many hours in school journeys and clubs. But I feel surprisingly emotional about it as this might be the end of primary for my eldest and not really going as planned. My husband started working from home on Wednesday. I usually do so no change there.

    Rhiannon Moore

    Yep! I have a 13 month old. She is usually cared for by grandparents a lot of the week, so we’ve lost a fair bit childcare. Still trying to get to grips with what that means, tbh. Plus she’s teething so no time to work at night either – she wakes up almost every hour…!

    Tom Avery

    I really feel for kids who are supposed to finish at a school this year. Must be really difficult!

    Two here, 6 and 3. I’m not panicking too much as I’m a teacher, so I should be able to manage their work, but I don’t see how I can do any PhD work until after 9 at night. I’m still early on, so lots of reading a writing I’m missing.

    Have found gin helps a bit so far haha!

    Mike Rogerson

    I have a 5 year-old who is okay with doing a bit of reading or writing on his own for 30 minutes at a time. I’m enjoying teaching him a little bit here and there, but the PhD is basically on hold and I don’t know what to do on that front. There’s a little bit of reading I could do, but I’m in a data collection phase and that’s not happening.

    Georgina Lewis

    Pamela – gosh yes I can imagine its a really emotional time for all of you. It’s just so uncertain at the moment isn’t it 🙁

    Rhiannon – Oh my word I hear you on this. 7 month old teething at the moment, 3 year old wants my undivided attention, I’m exhausted… have you found anything to help?

    Tom – sounds like we have the same work shift now haha. I’m definitely going to go through far too much gin and indian takeaway these next few months

    Mike – I’m trying not to let my anxiety get on top of me but I’m feeling like there’s no realistic way I can keep up with the work pace I should be doing. Unsure how we address that… let me know if you find or think of anything!

    Good luck to you all….we got this!!!!

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