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With the kids back in school, how are parents feeling about the last 12 months?


by Nikki Walsh
16th Mar 2021
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Schools are reopening and parents all over the country are breathing a collective sigh of relief, Nikki Walsh asks three families what home-schooling – and trying to hold down a job - was really like

It’s a Friday morning in a south Dublin suburb. A mother of three is trying to prise her toddler off the table, whilst also teaching her son maths. She manages to get him off, but not before he sends the pen pot flying, stuffing her son’s worksheet into his mouth. In nearby Sandymount another mother is meeting a potential client on Zoom whilst also wiping her daughter’s bum. She will not finish the call; in...

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