My suggestion to parents feeling the panic of the pandemic because of their students’ online homeschooling is to discover their tribe. Reach out to your family and friends and familiarize yourself with their knowledge base. Ask them about their job and specific skills they have developed, ask them about their major and minor in college, if they know other languages, if they play or have played a musical instrument, or types of books they like to read. Let your family and friends know the specific courses you are having difficulty helping your students with. At the same time, let your family and friends know of your talents, interests and courses you would be willing to assist with. Even if they do not have school-aged children learning from home, they may know someone else that does.
If you take this time to reach out and share, not only will you get to know your tribe better, but they may be able to help you shoulder some of the burden of helping your student learn from home. The African phrase, “It takes a village to raise a child” has never been as true as it is right now.