Finding the balance: Students, parents adjust to online classes in Connecticut

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With all schools in the state closed until further notice, parents are telling News 12 that keeping a consistent schedule with their kids is increasingly important.

Reporter Caren Pinto was in Greenwich where she spoke to Joelma Da Silva. She logs onto the Google classroom starting at 8:30 a.m. where her son's teacher and 24 of his classmates from Cos Cob Elementary are performing their daily work on iPads the school provided to them. 

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Da Silva says the class begins and ends about the same time it would if he was going to school. She makes sure she gives her son a recess and time to play his musical instrument.

Da Silva is a housekeeper, and able to bring her son to work, but she says a lot of her friends have been struggling with finding a balance. She says many are relying on older siblings to teach the younger ones.

"It's been challenging but also grateful that I can be with him, and grateful that I'm allowed to be with him at my work place, so I can work and teach him at the same time,” she told News 12.

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