Do I send my kids to school?

Do I send my kids to school?

March 10, 2020 Thoughtful Thursday VIDA Method 0

How do families decide whether to send their kids to school or keep them at home? How does one decide about limiting activities in the face of a global health scare? 

When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'” ~ Fred Rogers

We often look for leaders to make decisions. And we can engage in the decision making process by personalizing it for ourselves and our families.

You have choices and our Decision Wheel helps!

  • Consider your Values. They might be safety, consistency, community, protecting vulnerable populations. 
  • Think about your Risk tolerance. Do you want to keep heading out to take care of your daily responsibilities or do you want to reduce them? You can make a list of activities you want to keep and others that you have identified as non-essential.
  • Create Alternatives. Some school districts are implementing online learning, some kids are going to school, others are choosing to stay home. If you are working during the day, can you work from home so you can be with your kids? 
  • Gather Information. Is anyone immune compromised in your family or your immediate circle of interaction? What is the CDC, local government, or school district saying? What information is reliable?
  • Integrate your decision. Does it feel right and make sense? 
  • Commit to your decision. Once you’ve weighed all these factors, be confident you have made the best decision for you and your situation.

Information changes all the time! Commit to checking for new information once-a-day so you are not flooded with sensationalism, emotions, and commentary but still receive information relevant to your decision making.

If there’s a significant shift in information, you can always revisit your decision!

You have real life decisions to make! Find out how we can help – schedule a Free Strategy Session (click the link). Align your decisions with your core values and get personalized support through coaching, classes and special programs.