“It’s changed a lot since I was at school!” -  Parents share the truth about Covid homeschooling.

“It’s changed a lot since I was at school!” - Parents share the truth about Covid homeschooling.

Survey reveals 27% of parents found homeschooling their children overwhelming during Covid-19 lockdown.

Research has shown how parents really felt about homeschooling their children during Covid-19, with many of them saying the perception of at-home-harmony you might have seen on social media doesn’t paint the full picture.

While many images might have shown parents teaching their children as looking easy, we wanted to show the truth behind the pictures and let people know that it’s totally normal to feel a little overwhelmed by those new responsibilities.

We asked over 1,000 parents with children between 4 and 16 what they thought of their homeschooling experience.

58% of parents said teaching their children was challenging

Perhaps unsurprisingly, over half of the parents we asked said homeschooling had been a challenge. Respondents to the survey said they’d had to “rush it due to work commitments,” with some saying they’d been too busy with their own work to help their children with theirs.

Coupling a full time job with a second full time job is no easy task.

It seemed homeschooling was most challenging in the east of England, with 71% of parents there saying they’d struggled compared to only 36% in Brighton. School by the seaside does sound a lot more enjoyable to us.