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Author: Maureen Klovers

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Maureen Klovers is a former middle school teacher and higher education strategy consultant. She currently works as a content manager for Destinations Career Academy, a leading distance learning provider. As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, she also became a first-time homeschooler, teaching her pre-K daughter to read during the shutdown.

Posted July 17, 2020, 11:15 a.m. by Maureen Klovers | View Comments
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These last three months have been a tough time to be a parent, especially if you work full-time. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and state and local lockdowns, you’re now a chef, therapist, hairdresser, nurse,dogwalker, and technology consultant (for all those Zoom calls with Grandma). Worst of all, your school district expects you to homeschool your child, and your boss expects you to put in a full day at the (cramped home) office. You’re not as good of a teacher as the professional who used to be in your child’s classroom—and you’re not as productive at work now that you’re ...