Over half of Chicago parents say they find it difficult to balance work and family responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey published by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. This news was highlighted by Health News Illinois on March 2nd, 2021.
Fifty-five percent of parents said they found the balance difficult, while 58 percent of parents said they worry about child and family issues while they are working.
Dr. Matthew Davis, chair of the Department of Medicine at Lurie Children's, said working from home and virtual learning has added health and social stresses for many parents in the city and across the country.
"As pediatricians, it's important to reassure parents that they are not alone in feeling this stress, and we try to problem-solve together," he said.
The survey was conducted with over 1,500 Chicago parents from all 77 community areas in Chicago between May-July 2020 (Survey Wave 1) and November 2020-February 2021 (Survey Wave 2).
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