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How to continue study while stay with a Toddler during the Covid-19 pademic?

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David’s Answer

A great idea would be to prepare a game or activity for keeping the toddler occupied while you study
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Jason’s Answer

I worked full time while In school for my MBA with two kids. Its doable. You just have to wake up before them and go to bed well after them. Youll have to make some sacrifices for your self if you want to stay engaged with your toddler during the day. All kids are different but we have tried the virtual classes with even our 4 year old and it does not hold attention for a long time.
Late nights, early mornings, and caffeine.
Its a grind but it will be worth it.
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Madiha’s Answer

Try to study during his/her nap hours.
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Smitha’s Answer

The key is to plan the day well, such that you find those opportune moments when your toddler is napping or sleeping (early in the mornings, later at nights). During the day, keep your toddler engaged... give them a paper and washable crayons, puzzles, books, other interactive toys where they wouldn't need your help as much. Maybe take them to the playground, while they play, you get some studying done. Toddlers have the habit of having sudden outbursts or tantrums. Be patient and don't lose your cool. At that point, try to give them all your attention, distract them, calm them down and get back to your studying. Take breaks. Hang in there and don't put too much pressure on yourself.
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Jason’s Answer

I worked full time while In school for my MBA with two kids. Its doable. You just have to wake up before them and go to bed well after them. Youll have to make some sacrifices for your self if you want to stay engaged with your toddler during the day. All kids are different but we have tried the virtual classes with even our 4 year old and it does not hold attention for a long time.
Late nights, early mornings, and caffeine.
Its a grind but it will be worth it.
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Ruben’s Answer

You can research for online activities such as studying, educational games, watching age appropriate shows / videos, get another adult to watch them, work a schedule with other parents while you are studying.
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Kiirsten’s Answer

Hello Rong!

I commend you on trying to study while a two year old is around! Have you looked up any virtual online camps or programs? Because many small children are often active, maybe you can set up a schedule where you study and the toddler has an activity to do, then you both take a break for a bit and play a game, then get back to the grind? Kids love learning and playing, perhaps you can build or get some toddler friendly space to occupy him/her for those hour/two hour bursts.

Good Luck!
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Yasemin’s Answer

Hi Rong! This is a good question! One form of advice can be maybe finding the toddler to do something in the meantime as well; so if you are studying then maybe he or she can play a game or draw something. My nephew is so active as well, he is only 2 years old but has already grown so much! He loves to draw though and play games; if you have a tablet that you trust for them to use, maybe you can set up a game for some time, and then possibly also try nap time! If he or she is sleeping during nap time it will provide more study time!

Best of luck!
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Helen’s Answer

Good question during these times and it is difficult working or studying with kids, try to plan one-on-one time with the kids during the day / evening
stay positive, create a daily routine, avoid bad behaviour, and sometimes it is ok to use technology or TV.
Thank you comment icon Thank you for your suggestions. I will try this! RONG
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Sandeep’s Answer

Hi Helen,
Its a really good question. Here is how what I think it can be done.
1. Figure out what are those activities of toys which the little one likes and plays with most.
2. Allow/welcome the disruptions every now and them at the same time make the little one realise how important for you it is to study. Like saying Mom is studying hard and madam at school has asked to finish home work :)..Trust me they do realise after some time.
3. Its important toddler is playing with one, mentally be ready with next activity when the little one is back ...just to keep busy :)
4. other option is - Disperse the entire toys in the living room such that kid becomes busy with the one it likes :)

while every kid is different but surely if we are able to figure out kids pattern of playing and engagment level into activity. we can manage better.
hope it helps
thank
sandeep
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Michelle’s Answer

Good morning and great question. While it is a very difficult time for everyone that is learning to "work/study" from home, there are a couple of ideas that might possibly help. First and foremost, allow for interruptions. There is just no way to get around it. That little person is going to DEMAND some of your attention. That's okay. Even if you can't comprehend an entire chapter while the kids are running past your desk, you can skim the chapter. Or you could just read the introduction and summary. You could, for instance, write our or review flash cards with key terms and definitions. Save the tasks that require sustained attention for other times, such as after children go to bed or before they wake up.

Create homework for your child. Silly Putty, Play Doh, Etch-a-Sketch, blocks, coloring books and other toys can lead your child to creative play. They can also free up study time for you. Gather the toys your child enjoys and keep them on hand. Consider allowing such activities only while you study. This might make the activity even more attractive to your children. You can set up a desk for the child, just like yours, and even offer rewards for getting his "assignment" done. While he colors, plays with stickers, or flips through a children's book, you can review your notes.

Another option is to take 10 minutes each hour that you study to be with your children. View this not as an interruption, but as a study break. Or schedule time to be with your children with you've finished studying. Let your children in on the plan: "I'll be done reading at 7:30. That gives us a whole hour to play before you go to bed."

Many children love visible reminders that "their time" is approaching. An oven timer works well for this purpose. Set it for 15 minutes of quiet time. Follow that with five minutes of show and tell, storybooks, or another activity for your child. Then set the time for another 15 minutes of studying, another break and so on.

I hope this helps and I admire you for sticking with it. This is a had time and you should be proud that you are asking for help.
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