Published: 11th May 2020

Parents who are working from home due to the coronavirus lockdown believe the experience could be a positive one for their family, according to a new report. A survey by academics at the University of Plymouth showed the lockdown had resulted in more family time, with parents feeling more connected to their children as they were able to achieve a better work-life balance. Both parents said the reduced travel to and from work, and more opportunities for exercise with their children, were having real benefits for the family as a whole. They enjoyed being more involved in their children’s education, despite mothers reporting that they often felt levels of stress and guilt at times when they had to work and could not give their children as much attention as they wanted. Mothers also reported that they were enjoying having home-prepared meals as a family, the increased ease of managing general … (To read the full article, subscribe below)