The coronavirus quarantine served to overcome a myriad of personal challenges, but also to get to know each other as a family. The same thing happened to a British couple that with 22 children and distance education had to find balance during 2020 and so far this year so that the confinement does not become chaotic or conflictive among adolescents.
The Radford family, consisting of Sue, 45, and her husband Noel, 48, are the parents of 22 children: Chris, 30; Sophie, 26: Chloe, 24; Jack, 22; Daniel, 20; Luke, 19; Millie, 18; Katie, 17; James, 16; Ellie, 14; Aimee, 13; Josh, 12; Max, 11; Tillie, 9; Oscar, 8; Casper, 7; Hallie, 4; Phoebe, 3; Archie, 2; Bonnie, 1; and Heidie, 4 months old, born during confinement.
While the couple that is classified as the largest family in that country, he divides his days among the youngest children, he must also find the spaces to share with the older adults who have already made up their own families.
Is that Sue and Noel are now grandparents of 6 grandchildren and they told how they did to deal with the confinement and the classes on-line of the 9 little ones who are of school age. All this while the British authorities decided to extend the quarantine until the end of March after the outbreak of the virus and the new strain.
The woman also said that during the first confinement (in England they go for the third) the schools had not assigned tasks to the youngest of the family, so she had to contact the educational authorities to collect some books and even new Chromebooks to keep the little ones busy.
“I think you guys really should wish me luck, because I’m not a teacher. I feel like this is just not going to go well, “said the woman at the time when mandatory confinement was decreed.
“But I feel like we are like everyone else. We’re just going to have to make the most of it, do our best, and that’s all we can do, “he added. The woman also maintained on her YouTube channel that at this time He had to go through overwhelming situations like broken computers, lack of network connection, deficiencies in student calendars and class schedules.
Before the quarantine, the family’s purchases already looked like those of the panic that were generated by the pandemic. In his case, everything was always in large quantities: 100 diapers, 114 liters of milk, 4 dozen eggs, 24 chicken breasts and 28 of toilet paper, for example. Today they have problems with supermarkets due to the policies applied to avoid shortages.