‘The struggle is real’: Parents struggle to balance work and homeschool during the coronavirus crisis

Local parents have been getting a crash course in home-schooling, wrapping up their fifth week of “distance learning” after schools shut their doors in mid-March due to the coronavirus crisis.

“It’s a struggle,” said John Sarvay, a father of two who lives in Richmond’s North Side. “I have my own business. My wife has her own business. We have two kids that are very different ages and aging parents in town who need our support. How do we manage all of this reasonably well?”

With the shutdown of schools and nonessential businesses, most working parents are struggling to manage the “new normal” of juggling multiple responsibilities at once in the middle of a pandemic.

Sarvay’s solution: “We have zero expectations that we’ll be perfect at all of it.”

Read the full story on the Richmond Times-Dispatch.