Now that many parents have become homeschool teachers as a result of the coronavirus and home isolation, they may need guidance as to how to best set up their lives to be successful for both them and their children.

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Parenting expert and journalist Donna Tetreault joins Dr. Phil on Tuesday’s episode to offer advice for how parents can make homeschooling work in their house. Per the CDC’s guidelines, which Dr. Phil takes very seriously, he has shut down taping in studio with guests and is recording alone in his “man cave,” with guests joining via video conference and his crew working remotely.
“We know that structure is so important, and schedules, and active learning,” Tetreault says. “If parents can sit down and put some structure together in the home, it can work.”

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She suggests starting with a routine similar to a typical school day, which includes having breakfast, brushing teeth and getting dressed. As for the rest of the schedule, Tetreault suggests creating it with your child.
“To get the buy-in with kids, let them help you make the schedule,” she says, adding that it’s OK to have PE in the morning and academics later.
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