That’s fair. Just keep in mind, some parents may not have a choice if they want to keep a roof over their heads — while you may think it’s a good idea for parents to go easy on themselves, their bosses may not understand. Workplaces — and the schools — have to adopt the same philosophy for this to work. Some of the agita from parents is because they *want* to play with their kids during this time, instead of simultaneously teaching whatever’s posted on the school app, and working.

Journalist & author of nerdy novel CARRIE PILBY (film version‘s on Netflix). Finishing up offbeat memoir. Love dogs & puns. Read more: http://carenlissner.com.

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