In the current COVID-19 crisis many people are having to step up to the role of the teacher within the family. As untrained adults, most adopt the way they were taught as a way to teach. This can lead to pupils quickly becoming disengaged. We each have four needs that we require to satisfy in order to maintain engagement and persevere during learning challenges. I want to share these four needs with those who may have to step into the role of teacher and show how they can easily be met.