Employers need to step up as well, and employees need to feel that they can push back. No one can look after kids all day and then work all night - it is impossible. Deadlines need to be pushed out, KPIs adjusted and targets moderated. It’s recognised that the economy will take a hit during lockdowns and it’s not up to parents to hold it up with the world on their shoulders. True, for some, maybe for many, their employers won’t be in the position to underwrite their reduced performance during lockdown as a result of kids being at home, and some people would lose their jobs if they didn’t meet a certain standard of performance. Subject to public health vs economic considerations, those people should certainly be able to access some sort of child care. But for others, particularly those working for larger, financially robust employers - their bosses need to step up and assure them that expectations are adjusted during this period, which won’t be forever.