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Please ease the pressure on our children as they face home-school chaos

Sheena McGinley


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We are almost three weeks in, but the schools are closed until April 19 at the very least. Is it time for an open plea to teachers and, by extension, the Department of Education to press pause on any pressure arising from an unprecedented situation?

There's a saying that will be familiar to some: work like you're not a parent, and parent like you don't work.

After seven years pretending it's manageable, I still find being in the supposedly privileged position of "working from home" while juggling homework a struggle.