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Do I Send My Child Back to Their Brick-and-Mortar School Because They Want to Go, Or Do I Keep Them Home Because I Want Them to LIVE?

“[Darned] if we do, [darned] if we don’t.

That’s how I feel as a parent navigating my child’s educational journey while a global health pandemic wreaks unfathomable havoc on our nation and it’s people.

The people I care about most?

THE KIDS.

The kids who had no choice but to stealthily adapt when the end of their last school year went, ‘Spring break… Okay, we’re going to extend your break… Okay, you still can’t come back… Okay, and now we are e-learning  FOR. THE. REST. OF. THE. YEAR.

In a zoom, they were on Zoom. For most, it went alright. But, for some, it wasn’t good. They weren’t motivated, engaged, or willing. TO NO FAULT OF THE TEACHERS OR THEIR PARENTS.

And, now, most of us are going out of our minds trying to decide what to do in the fall, if we have a choice, which it sounds like we will. Do I send my child to their brick and mortar campus, risk exposing them to coronavirus, and worry about their physical health EVERY SINGLE DAY? Or do I keep them home with me and risk exposing them to  a challenging e-learning environment, extreme boredom, and social and emotional distress caused by a lack of interaction with like-aged humans?

Nicole Merritt
Nicole Merritt
Nicole Merritt is a mother of three, a freelance writer, co-host of I Am The Worst Parent Ever Podcast and the Owner and Founder of jthreeNMe; an imperfectly authentic peek at real-life marriage, parenting, and self-improvement. jthreeNMe is raw, honest, empowering, inspiring, and entertaining; it’s like chicken soup for those that are exhausted, over-stressed and under-inebriated, yet still utterly happy. Nicole's work has been featured by NBC's TODAY Show, Love What Matters, Scary Mommy, The Good Men Project, Elephant Journal, CafeMom, Popsugar, Motherly & many others. You can follow Nicole at jthreeNMe.com and as @jthreeNMe on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram & Twitter!

Pennsylvania Parents Drown After Getting Caught in Rip Current While Vacationing with Their Six Children

A Pennsylvania couple's family vacation in Hutchinson Island, Florida, turned into a heartbreaking tragedy when the parents drowned after being caught in a rip current.

Stanford University Dean Says “Over Parenting” Is Ruining Your Kids

It's an epidemic that's influencing an entire generation of children.

Lilly King Gets Engaged Poolside After Qualifying for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris

American swimmer Lilly King celebrated not just one, but two monumental achievements poolside Thursday night. After qualifying for the 2024 Summer Olympics, King was surprised with a romantic proposal from her boyfriend, James Wells.