As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we also hail the talents of multi-tasker women nationwide who have had to juggle the heavy pressures of home-schooling AND doing 9-5 employment from home. You are SOOO strong!
The last twelve months have been unbelievably tough on parents and teens alike. After months out of school, exam cancellations, not seeing friends and worrying about Covid-19, it’s no surprise that 42% of parents are less stringent with home-schooling than previous lockdowns. Once schools open again, catching up on lost learning and prepping for assessed working the summer term will bring another set of challenges for teens.
As children head back to school today, marking the end of home-schooling, we teamed up with the UK’s leading online tutor who has commissioned a study as to how we’ve fared for perhaps one of the most challenging roles we’ve taken on – the teacher.
As schools reopen today, mothers all over the nation can breathe a sigh of relief as the their children are able to safely return to the classrooms, back in the hands of the professionals.
MyTutor’s data has found that 41% of mothers have found home-schooling more challenging than working from home, and 31% have had to do both their job and home-schooling in the same space, juggling the two as best as they could. With this in mind, it’s high time mothers are given the break and recognition they deserve.
During this International Women’s Day we’re celebrating the amazing job women all over the nation have done in aiding the learning of their children. As 37% of mothers have admitted that due to home tutoring not coming naturally to them and 40% reporting that their child has the highest levels of stress they have ever observed, it can be seen that mothers are shouldering a lot of the stress and pressure themselves.
This International Women’s Day, it’s important to recognise that there is no one-size-fits-all for home-schooling and it’s very apparent that the nation’s mothers have done the best they could under their unique circumstances.