MINT HILL, NC – Parents are their child’s first teacher. We teach them how to relate to the world around them. We know them just as well as we know ourselves. We walk alongside them in life, wanting the very best for them and making decisions for them that we pray will put them in the best position possible in life. We concern ourselves with every area of their lives. Many parents may feel uncertain about how well they are providing support and assistance. Parents everywhere are doing the best they can do to support, assist, encourage and motivate their children during these times of uncertainty. What can we do to provide support to our children right now? Communicating with your child’s teachers will help you to be clear about expectations in the virtual classroom. Give them your support. Let your child’s teacher know what’s working at home and what isn’t. Your child’s teacher will be able to provide feedback to help you provide support to your child at home. Create a schedule and build a routine. A routine will help to create a sense of normalcy. Having a schedule to follow allows us to manage our time well and be productive. It’s also important to feel a sense of accomplishment. Set goals as a family and work toward those goals together. Celebrate when you reach those goals. When we create a sense of teamwork and community in our homes, our children will feel supported and trust the support system that you have established.