Parent/Worker/Teacher: Many parents had to combine teleworking with online teaching for their school-age children. Juggling these multiple roles left many exhausted and frustrated. The positive aspects were that parents were able to play a bigger role in their children's education and spend more time with them.
"Teleworking has provided advantages to parents - they are able to spend more time with their child during the day, not commuting has given them more time to devote to parenting, and the flexible schedule available in teleworking allows them to work around their children's schedules. Many parents don't want to give up their ability to telework after the pandemic."
"This pandemic has been a disaster for parents. We have two adults working from home, two remote learners, and a 3-year-old. Cut off from our usual support systems, many days we feel like we are hanging on by a thread."
The COVID Impact Survey conducted by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago showed that mothers working from home spend more time on housework and childcare than fathers working from home. Mothers also report increased levels of anxiety, loneliness, and depression.