Don’t be a martyr, mater: lockdown moms need help

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Don’t be a martyr, mater: lockdown moms need help

Experts say having both parents at home 24/7 is foreign to families and advise parents to work together

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The toddler wants to sit on your lap during a Zoom meeting, the teenager needs to be homeschooled and lunch is boiling over on the stove while a work deadline is looming.

Working from home during lockdown is no child’s play for parents, who may be overwhelmed by parenting and work responsibilities — and mom seems to be bearing the brunt of the new way of life.

Parenting expert Stephanie Dawson-Cosser said the confines of being at home 24/7 with the whole family — mom, dad and 2.5 children — is not how we were designed to live and not our normal experience...

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