As schools nationwide suspended in-person education, many parents felt overwhelmed and stressed about teaching their child at home, according to a new University of Michigan report.

The COVID-19 pandemic presented parents with new challenges on how best to prepare and support their children for a different school experience. In the early days of the pandemic, nearly 80% of parents were educating their child at home.

“Social distancing and stay-at-home orders disconnected millions of children from in-person education and left little time for parents to prepare to support their children’s education at home,” said Shawna Lee, the study’s lead author, associate professor of social work and director of the Parenting in Context Research Lab.

Lee collaborated on the report with doctoral student Kaitlin Ward and undergraduate student Olivia Chang.

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