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Suzanne Breen

While other families enjoy yoga and bond over baking, I'm happy if we get through the day without killing each other

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SPINNING PLATES: Teaching and caring for kids while holding down a job can be a nightmare

SPINNING PLATES: Teaching and caring for kids while holding down a job can be a nightmare

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SPINNING PLATES: Teaching and caring for kids while holding down a job can be a nightmare

The house looks like a bomb hit it. Everybody is exhausted. There's shouting and screaming, tears and tantrums - and that's only me, never mind the kids. Welcome to homeschooling hell.

I support the decision not to rush children back into the classroom until more of the vulnerable are vaccinated. We've come too far to squander the advances made in the battle against coronavirus.

But at the moment it feels as if the working world is divided into two species: those with school-age kids, and those without. The latter just don't understand the pressures that the former are under.


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