A Guide to Dealing with the Unique Challenges of Online Learning

A mother is helping her son join a live elementary school on a computer

Coming from in-person classes, adjusting to virtual learning at home can be a process in itself. Undoubtedly, some fine-tuning is required to nail down the process and help your child thrive, but it’s doable.

Back and Eye Strain

Back and eye strain can become an issue when it comes to virtual learning. If your child is sitting in front of a screen for long periods with a slouched posture, they can experience back/neck pain in addition to headaches.

To solve this problem, you must incorporate regular breaks from screen time and adequate posture. Some chairs provide better back support than others, and it’s worth looking into getting your child a chair that can help them maintain a straight-backed posture when they’re in their virtual learning schools.

Experts recommend the 20-20-20 rule for screen time in which kids should take 20-second breaks from screens every 20 minutes. If your child needs glasses, make sure they’re anti-glare glasses, as those help with screen exposure.


It’s perfectly understandable that your child will be emotionally disturbed during a pandemic and wonder what the point of school is. To solve this problem, you must have open conversations with your child to gauge how they’re feeling on a day-to-day basis.

A girl is attending online learning programs on her Mac

Acknowledge their sadness and lack of motivation, but give them a sense of hope that things will get better. This enthusiasm will motivate them to do better in their virtual learning schools.

Connectivity Issues

Connectivity issues can be enormous pains and keep many from effectively participating in class. To solve this problem, ensure you have high-speed internet with good bandwidth. Additionally, keep in touch with your virtual learning school’s technical support team.

While virtual learning for some kids can be an adjustment, it’s undoubtedly doable with the right tools and resources.

Meet Ideal School

Ideal School is an online school that provides top-quality virtual classes for kids, professional online language classes, and virtual learning classes for kindergarten. At Ideal School, we offer virtual classes to teachers and students from many countries across North and South America, with both English and Spanish classes. Our school is an entirely online bilingual school. To learn more, visit our website here.

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