Home Learning and the Multicultural Community
The abrupt switch to remote learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic was a testing time for parents and children alike. Families reported severe lack of resources and difficulty accessing support. This was especially true preparing for and transitioning into remote learning. Yet, many parents also took the opportunity to reflect on their own family relationships, parenting skills and ability.
Key themes parents raised were: children’s mental health and wellbeing; the pressure in juggling tasks including their own work commitments and household duties; e-safety and other screen complications; how much or how little to support their children’s learning at home; and lack of support from schools.