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Parents and Teachers – Closing the Gap

February 25, 2020

By Viinko

Parents and Teachers – Closing the Gap

63% of families in the U.S. are dual income homes – a number that has steadily increased over the past few decades. Dual income households carry many benefits including extra cash flow, stronger savings, and higher levels of personal satisfaction and fulfillment. Additionally, children often benefit from seeing two parents hard at work. They tend to feel proud that their parents have careers and tend to see the world as a less threatening place knowing both parents are succeeding.

Sometimes, however, dual income households can feel “cash rich and time poor” as there are simply not enough hours in the day for both parents to work a 40-hour work week and be fully present for their children’s activities. According to a Pew study, four in 10 full-time working moms said they “always feel rushed.” This is not a surprising statistic as 54% of mothers in dual-income households report managing their children’s schedules in addition to their full-time job, household chores, and other daily activities.

 

Division of Labor in Households with Two Full-Time Working Parents

 

The few hours a parent has at the end of a long day should be spent on quality family time, not stressful homework assignments. Some kids, however, need adult supervision and guidance to learn how to manage their time effectively – leaving parents in a conundrum.

When parents are strapped for time, but their kids need extra attention, a project management platform like VIINKO can help bridge the gap between parents and teachers, academics and family, or order and mayhem.

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