A few years ago, a friend and I were discussing how we could make sure my daughter would have a better chance of getting into college.
I was trying to make sure that she would have access to a variety of different types of learning opportunities.
I asked her if she had any ideas.
She paused and looked at me, her eyes wide and her voice shaky.
I tried to keep my voice calm and to not give her too much of a scare, but she was visibly frustrated.
“I know you don’t have kids,” she said, “but I want to know if there’s anything I can do.”
I had heard about online learning, but I had never heard anything like it.
She went on to explain that she had a daughter who had a learning disability, and I wondered how much better her child would be if she got her own online learning experience.
I knew that online learning was already available in the U.S., and that other countries had done some of the work, but we were unsure how well it would be.
“What about our own kids?” she asked.
I told her that I was in favor of it.
We had both been working on our children’s college plans for years and knew that the odds were stacked against us.
We also knew that there were a lot of other factors that we could work on as well.
“How do you know you’re doing the right thing?”
“Well, we’ve been through this before,” she responded.
“You can’t just sit back and do nothing.”
A lot of online learning resources are available for parents.
There are lots of online courses that parents can choose from, including Coursera, Udemy, Khan Academy, Udacity, and others.
You can also look for information from teachers on the web.
Many of these sites have helpful resources, including free videos and books, as well as links to other resources.
But there’s one thing that you can do without having a child in the room: You can set up a “parental-only” account.
If you already have a parent’s account and want to use that one instead, there’s an easy way to do so.
You just need to go to the “account” section on each website, sign in with your parents name, and create an account.
Then you can set parental-only options.
You don’t need to create a separate account for your daughter.
She can use her parent’s username and password for the accounts, and you can choose how she wants to access her own materials.
You also have to pay a fee, which you’ll have to set up on each site.
Some of the sites offer a monthly fee to pay for the account, but most do not.
It’s a little bit pricey, but the money is worth it for the convenience and access that it provides.
You might even find that you’ll want to add the account to your child’s account for convenience, because it’ll let you access material from her account at her convenience.
You’re not going to be able to control everything that your child does, but you can make sure they’re using the right tools and that they’re taking the right steps when it comes to online learning.
The thing that is most important when you start a new online learning account is that it’s personalized.
I’m not going the traditional route, which is to create one account and give your child access to all the resources that they want.
That’s not the way it works.
I started my own account, and then added resources from other teachers, to make the experience more personalized for my daughter.
If my daughter didn’t have access, she could still access her parents’ materials, but if she did, I was going to have to adjust my resources accordingly.
“That’s the thing that I want most: The right resources for my child,” I said.
“My kids need to be given the opportunity to learn, too.”
I made sure to include my daughter’s name and contact information on each resource that I created.
I wanted her to have access not only to my materials, which she would be able access from my computer, but also to the materials of other teachers.
She could also use them in class, so she could get her hands on materials that she may have missed in the past.
And I wanted my daughter to be in control.
She would have the option to choose which resources to use and which to keep in her own account.
That way, she wouldn’t be left out of things she had access to.
She’d be able make her own decisions about which materials to take and which materials she would not be able use.
And, of course, I wanted to make it clear that she was making these choices for her own benefit, too.
“If I can’t afford to have a family that can teach me, how can I afford to afford to make these choices?” she told me.